Green Army to help natural disaster recovery efforts

The Australian Government’s Green Army is set to roll out in communities affected by natural disaster and severe storm damage – carrying out work that will see real improvements to the local environment. I am pleased to announce that 44 projects under the Natural Disaster Recovery Round have been approved to commence over the next…

Doorstop Melbourne

E&OE…. Topics: Emissions Reduction Fund, Renewable Energy Target, ozone and synthetic greenhouse gas reductions, Carmichael mine JOURNALIST: You mentioned that there was a downgrade of the BAU… GREG HUNT: …there will be a revised adjustment put out before Paris. JOURNALIST: Could you give us any indication of what… GREG HUNT: Hasn't been finished yet. JOURNALIST:…

ABC Lateline interview with Emma Alberici

E&OE…. Topics: Renewable energy, renewable storage technologies, Emissions Reduction Fund, Carbon Tax, Australia’s 2030 target EMMA ALBERICI: Greg Hunt, good evening. GREG HUNT: Pleasure. EMMA ALBERICI: Tell me, do you envisage a time when a significant number of Australians will become independent of the electricity grid? GREG HUNT: I do, I think it's inevitable. Already…

Australian Government investing to make solar cheaper and more efficient

The Australian Government is providing $449,000 to an innovative Australian solar company which is developing a new, highly efficient, and potentially cheaper solar cell. The funding will help NSW company Dyesol create a roadmap to take its perovskite solar cell technology from the lab to a commercially available product. Perovskite solar technology is low cost,…

Removing duplication in NSW roads regulation

The Federal Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, and the New South Wales Minister for Roads Duncan Gay, today announced that the strategic assessment of small scale road and traffic works has been approved under national environment law. Through the strategic assessment, a broad, landscape scale assessment of potential impacts to the environment has been…

Australian Government investing to make solar cheaper and more efficient

The Australian Government is providing $449,000 to an innovative Australian solar company which is developing a new, highly efficient, and potentially cheaper solar cell. The funding will help NSW company Dyesol create a roadmap to take its perovskite solar cell technology from the lab to a commercially available product. Perovskite solar technology is low cost,…

ABC RN breakfastinterview with Fran Kelly

E&OE…. Topics: Office of Climate Change and Renewables Innovation, renewable energy, Emissions Reduction Fund, Maurice Newman, Australia’s 2030 emissions target FRAN KELLY: Greg Hunt is the Environment Minister. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Fran. FRAN KELLY: Under the Government of Tony Abbott, there were moves to try to abolish the CEFC…