National Landcare grants start to flow across Corangamite

Funding of $743,900 will help restore and improve coastlines throughout Corangamite and the surf coast including in the communities of Jan Juc, Anglesea, Airey’s Inlet, Ocean Grove and St Leonards. The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, under the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, will support local groups and land managers with grants aimed at achieving an…

Applications open for new Green Army local environment projects

Applications for Round Five of the Australian Government’s Green Army programme are now open. The Green Army is a hands-on, practical environmental action programme that supports local communities to undertake environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia while offering participants valuable skills and practical experience. The Green Army has been a huge success with 1145…

New 100 MW solar farm highlights strong confidence in Australia’s renewable energy sector

Today’s announcement by Origin Energy to purchase 100 per cent of renewable power from a yet-to-be-built solar farm is another sign of strong confidence in Australia’s renewable energy sector. Origin Energy has entered into a power purchase agreement with Fotowatio Renewable Ventures for the new Clare Solar Farm – to be located 35 kilometres west…

Budget boost for the Great Barrier Reef to Antarctica

The Turnbull Government is committed to preserving our natural environment for future generations. We recognise both its intrinsic value, and the contribution it makes to our transitioning economy, which is reliant on employment-intensive industries like tourism. The Turnbull Government is doing more than ever before to protect the Great Barrier Reef and the 2016 Budget…

New battery storage guidelines are important step for safe installation

Energy storage in Australian homes and businesses will play an increasingly important role as we continue the transition to a low emissions future. That is why the Turnbull Coalition Government welcomes the release of new battery storage guidelines developed by the Clean Energy Council. These guidelines have been established following extensive consultation with the energy…