Agriculture sector embraces a Clean Energy Future

Australia's agriculture sector is embracing a clean energy future with more than 500 applications received from universities, land managers, industry and government agencies for Gillard Government funding to test and develop new ways for farmers to reduce carbon emissions.

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Funding Calls for Smart Energy Use

The Gillard Government today opened a package of energy efficiency programs designed to drive smarter energy use in business, local government, households and communities for a clean energy future.

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More schools to save on electricity and water

The Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus , today announced the latest schools to receive grants as part of the Gillard Government’s National Solar Schools Program.

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Environmental plantings approved for carbon farming initiative

Farmers and land managers across Australia will now be able to generate extra revenue while reducing carbon pollution by planting permanent native forest trees - the latest Carbon Farming Initiative methodology announced today by the Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus QC MP.

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Carbon neutral - a new page for Australian paper

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus QC MP, visited the Australian Paper mill in Maryvale today to award the company carbon neutral certification of its range of premium office paper.

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Australian exporters take to new regulatory framework in droves

Landfill site operators Australia-wide will soon be able to generate extra revenue while reducing carbon pollution thanks to a new Carbon Farming Initiative methodology announced today by the Gillard Government.

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Landfill sites winners under carbon farming

Landfill site operators Australia-wide will soon be able to generate extra revenue while reducing carbon pollution thanks to a new Carbon Farming Initiative methodology announced today by the Gillard Government.

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Draft regulations for Australian National Registry of Emissions Units released

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, and the Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, today released for consultation draft regulations to support the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units (‘the Registry’).

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Methane emissions stand to boost farmers' income

The Australian Government today launched the first methodology to be approved under the Carbon Farming Initiative, which will provide pig farmers with the opportunity to earn carbon credits for reducing methane emissions from manure.

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Rural and regional Australia moves to a clean energy future

The farming, forestry, land and food sectors will have an important role to play in reducing carbon pollution as Australia moves to a clean energy future.

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