Global Action on Carbon Markets Outlined at World Bank Meeting in Sydney

China, Chile, Costa Rica and Mexico have outlined their plans to consider domestic carbon pricing at World Bank meetings hosted and co-chaired by Australia in Sydney this week.

Read more

One Hundred Indigenous Students Visit Federal Parliament for Work Experience

Mount Isa student Jerome Pang, 16, joined Mark Dreyfus, Cabinet Secretary and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, this week for work experience in the federal parliament as part of the 2012 Learn Earn Legend! - Work Exposure with Government program.

Read more

Solar Schools Lead the Way on Clean Energy Education


New grants under the National Solar Schools Program have been announced today with nearly 60% of primary and secondary schools across Australia now having received more than $217 million to install renewable energy and boost energy efficiency on campus.

Read more

Reef HQ Aquarium Cuts Power Bills and Pollution to Help Protect Great Barrier Reef

Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, today visited Townsville's Reef HQ Turtle Hospital and inspected the aquarium's impressive energy efficiency innovations.

Read more

Federal Grant for Sydney Semiconductor Manufacturer to Cut Energy Use, Reduce Pollution and Save Tens of Thousands of Dollars

Technology company, Silanna Semiconductor, which makes microelectronic circuits for space and defence satellites, deep-space probes and mobile phone infrastructure, has been awarded a Federal Government grant worth nearly a quarter of a million dollars to reduce its energy use and cut carbon emissions intensity by more than 21 per cent.

Read more

$1.4 Million Energy Efficiency Makeover for City of Canada Bay

The Federal Government is helping Canada Bay Council in NSW save tens of thousands of dollars on energy bills with a $1.4 million energy efficiency grant to upgrade local facilities, under the national Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP).

Read more

Clean Energy Regulator Determination on Local Government List

The Clean Energy Regulator has today made a determination on the number of local councils with landfill sites that could be emitting large amounts of methane and other gasses.

Read more

Communities Share in $42 Million for Smarter Energy Use

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, today announced over $42 million in grants to improve energy efficiency across community buildings and facilities.

Read more

NSW Government’s Scare Campaign on Council Rates is a $14 Million Dud

The New South Wales Government has today confirmed that the Federal Government's household assistance package, on average, will cover council rate rises that might arise from the Clean Energy Future Plan.

Read more

Opportunities for local councils

In recent weeks a number of local governments from around Australia have asked about how the carbon price will apply to pollution from local landfill sites and the potential impact this might have on rates for local communities.

Read more