Sustainability > Programs

$27.7m in climate-ready grants

27 February, 2009

Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, has announced the first round of offers under the Climate Ready program totalling $27.7 million, involving about 400 people working on 32 new green projects.

Investment to help business be green

23 December, 2008

The NSW Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Carmel Tebbutt, announced two new programs to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and help NSW businesses cut power use.

Green building fund opens for business

01 November, 2008

Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, has launched the Australian government's $90 million Green Building Fund.

Youth forum takes control of sustainability

29 October, 2008

Forty delegates from across Victoria participated in the inaugural Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand’s Sustainability Youth Forum.

Funding for river management model

28 October, 2008

Developers of the next generation of water management technologies are set to receive $6 million in funding from the federal government. The funds will accelerate the development of a new river management model.

Riverina celebrates $2.36 million environmental savings

22 October, 2008

Close to 2000 tonnes of greenhouse gases and a whopping $2.36 million have been saved in the last financial year by Riverina businesses participating in an environmental program aimed at addressing climate change.

Program to help manufacturers tackle climate change

18 September, 2008

The Rudd government has launched a program that offers small and medium-sized manufacturers grants ranging from $10,000 to $500,000 to help them reduce the environmental impact of their production processes.

A smarter grid for greener power

29 August, 2008

The UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures is leading a national research project to develop an electricity network for Australia that is smarter, greener and more efficient.

$75 million Climate Ready program opens for business

30 July, 2008

Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, has announced that the Rudd government’s $75 million Climate Ready program is open for applications.

UniSA thinks budget misses sustainability

19 May, 2008

For Australia's economy to be sustainable, nation-building investment is critical, but the Rudd/Swan budget didn't deliver on sustainability, according to UniSA academic, Dr Geoffrey Wells.

Budget to improve sustainability

19 May, 2008

The Rudd government’s budget has been slammed by the Liberal party as letting Australian families down, but has it let down business and the environment? With billions of dollars promised to help combat climate change, how has the money been spent and how will it affect business? Presented below is a summary of the budget initiatives that are aimed to work with Australian businesses to help tackle climate change.

Australian manufacturers to tackle climate change

14 May, 2008

The Rudd Labor Government will provide $75 million for the Re-tooling for Climate Change competitive grants program as part of the government's Clean Business Australia initiative, announced Sentator the Hon Kim Carr.

Committee backs call for energy-efficiency factor with emissions trading scheme

09 May, 2008

The National Carbon Committee of the Waste Management Association of Australia has backed a call of the Secretary of the Department of Climate Change to consider factors like energy efficiency alongside the emissions trading scheme.

Carbon trading may mean $14 billion tax bill for Australian businesses

22 April, 2008

The Taxation Institute of Australia has warned that the proposed carbon trading scheme could reap more than $14 billion in businesses tax unless the Australian government takes immediate steps to clarify the tax effects of the proposed carbon trading scheme.

Economic analysis of the proposed emissions trading scheme

18 April, 2008

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research says it is well advanced with a study of the likely costs to the New Zealand economy of the Emissions Trading Scheme on which the Finance and Expenditure Committee is hearing submissions.

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