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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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.

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$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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Local Government Landfill A Chance to Cut Pollution and Earn Carbon Credits - Alga Forum to Clear Up Council Questions

The Australian Government will join forces with the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) today to address questions from local government across Australia about cutting pollution and earning carbon credits when the carbon price on large landfills comes into effect in July.

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Cutting Landfill Pollution an Opportunity to Generate Income for Councils and Landfill Operators

The Australian public should not be misled by a scare campaign about the impact of the carbon price on landfill sites.

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Clean Energy Future Opportunities for Local Government

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, and Federal Member for Reid, John Murphy, today met with the Canada Bay Council in Sydney's inner west to discuss economic opportunities for local government generated by the carbon price and a shift to more efficient use of energy.

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