Mark Dreyfus to Say G’day USA

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, and Industry and Innovation, Mark Dreyfus, will visit the United States next week to highlight the best of Australian innovation, tourism and produce at the 10th annual G'day USA: Australia Week in California.

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Carbon farming initiative opens for business

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus QC and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, welcomed today’s launch of the Carbon Farming Initiative Administrator - providing exciting opportunities for farmers, landholders and landfill operators to participate in carbon markets.

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Castle Hill RSL Creating Clean Energy and Saving $250,000 a Year

Castle Hill RSL in Sydney's north-west expects to cut its electricity bill by $250,000 a year by installing a tri-generation system that captures waste heat and turns it into heating, cooling and surplus electricity supplying power to the entire club.

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Funding to Support Smart Energy Use in Low Income Households

The Gillard Government has announced additional support to those who need it most, allocating $39.8 million to Round One recipients of the $100 million Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP).

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Castlemaine’s Historic School of Mines to Shine Again with Energy Efficiency Makeover

The Castlemaine School of Mines, one of the town's oldest heritage buildings, will be transformed into a leading light once more with a $2.6 million re-fit to create a highly energy efficient local government and community hub.

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Trucking Industry on the Road to a Clean Energy Future

Transforce Bulk Haulage has become the first carbon neutral trucking company in Australia to be endorsed under the National Carbon Offset Standard.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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