Government’s large-scale solar funding initiative receives big response

The Turnbull Government’s $350 million commitment for new large-scale solar projects has generated significant interest in the sector with high-quality proposals now set to advance to the next stage. Twenty-two (22) eligible expressions of interest (EOIs) received by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for its $100 million large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) competitive round have…

Australian Government supports new initiative to help turn plant waste into clean power

Australia’s bioenergy and agriculture industries are set to benefit from the development of a new national database of biomass resources, with support from the Turnbull Government. Bioenergy and biofuels are created from biomass ‘feedstock’ such as waste vegetable oil and woodchips. Waste biomass left over from farming and agricultural processes is ideal for bioenergy feedstock,…

20 Million Trees continues to roll out with $5 million for local planting projects

Local communities around Australia are getting ready to plant around 1.3 million trees as part of the Australian Government's 20 Million Trees Programme, with many projects targeting habitat protection for native plants and animals under threat. Under this latest round, the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees programme will provide over $5 million in funding to…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…. Topics: National Clean Air Agreement, voluntary phase-out of micro-beads. GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to announce that Australia has for the first time a National Clean Air Agreement. States and territories have agreed with the Commonwealth on creating a National Clean Air Agreement. This means standards for small particulate matter. This means our air is…