Schools given funds to generate energy

The Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, has announced the latest schools to receive grants as part of the Gillard Government’s National Solar Schools Program. Under the 2011-12 round about 784 schools across Australia have each been awarded grants of up to $50000 to help save and generate energy, as well […]

Lack of knowledge on green IT

The implementation of green IT strategies within the public sector is not hindered by costs, but by an apparent lack of knowledge, the latest readers’ poll has found. In the recent online poll, Government News readers were asked ‘What’s stopping your organisation from implementing green IT?’ Of the respondents, 25 per cent said they did […]

First wave of energy efficiency financing

Melbourne City Council is one of the six recipients of energy efficiency financing from the Australian Carbon Trust. Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, announced on Friday the signing of multi-million dollar financial agreements between the Trust and six major organisations. The Australia Carbon Trust was established to encourage and promote energy efficiency technology and practices. […]

Victorian communities give green light to street upgrades

Councils in Victoria have presented the Premier and Opposition Leader with community petitions in support of energy efficient street lighting upgrades. The petitions were delivered by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) ahead of the Premier’s Local Government Climate Change Summit on Friday. MAV president Bill McArthur said more than 3500 people signed the online […]

City of Sydney seeks more solar panels

By Lilia Guan   Determined to reduce green house admissions by 70 per cent by 2030, the City of Sydney has proposed to install solar panels on its properties.   The City of Sydney Council planned to install 2,000 kilowatts of photovoltaic panels on at least 30 of its properties over the next five years. […]


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