Regional Queensland solar farm to power 5,300 households and create up to 175 jobs

A new $69 million utility-scale solar farm in rural Queensland is set to provide a real-time example of how renewables can benefit fringe-of-grid electricity networks and users. The Government is supporting the project with $22.8 million funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and up to $20 million debt finance through the Clean Energy Finance…

Remarks – Sydney

E&OE…. Topics: Launch of Australian Heritage Strategy, Sydney Opera House Welcome Centre opening GREG HUNT: Many thanks to the amazing Louise Herron – and I use the definite article, because you're not just a person, you are a national institution like the Opera House. To Scott McAlister from the Council of National Trusts, to Professor…

Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE…. Topics: Australian Heritage Strategy, Sydney Opera House Welcome Centre GREG HUNT: I'm delighted to be here with Louise and it's a real honour to be able to open the Welcome Centre here at the Sydney Opera House. The Opera House is one of the world's great icons. It's a great cultural centre and it's…

Australia establishes International Partnership for Blue Carbon

At the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris, Australia is pleased to announce that we are establishing an International Partnership for Blue Carbon. The Partnership brings together governments, non-profit organisations, intergovernmental agencies, and scientists to increase understanding of, and accelerate action on the important role of coastal blue carbon ecosystems in climate change action. Blue carbon…

Australia and Brunei Darussalam announce the 2nd Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

The Minister for the Environment, the Hon Greg Hunt MP today announced that Brunei Darussalam will host the second Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit, from 3 to 5 August 2016. Following the successful Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit held in Sydney in November 2014, the Australian Government has been leading efforts in the region to conserve, halt and reverse…

Private Sector Roundtable established to conserve forest ecosystems in the Asia-Pacific region

The Minister for the Environment, the Hon Greg Hunt, and Ms Aida Greenbury, Managing Director of Sustainability at Asia Pulp and Paper Group, today announced the establishment of a Private Sector Roundtable to harness private sector expertise on protecting rainforest ecosystems in the region. The Asia-Pacific region is home to one of the three largest…