Country:Australia
Year:2007
Policy status:Superseded
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2007
Date Ended:2008
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Solar Thermal
Agency:Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
URL:http://www.environment.gov.au/programs/greenvouchers/index.html
Funding:AUD 336.1 million
Description:

The Green Vouchers for Schools programme was announced by the federal government on 17 July 2007. The programme offers grants of up to AUD50,000 to Australian primary and secondary schools for the installation of rainwater tanks and/or solar hot water systems. The main objectives of the programme are provide a practical opportunity for schools to improve their energy and water efficiency and to increase awareness of energy and water efficiency solutions in schools and the wider community. Projects funded with a "Green Voucher" must meet certain requirements: - the cost of on-ground works must be related to the installation of rainwater tanks and/or a solar hot water system; - the works must be carried out at a clearly defined school site; - the works must be completed by a suitably qualified person and installed according to relevant building standards; - all necessary regulations must be met and approvals obtained; and - cost overruns must be fully substantiated. On 1 July 2008 the programme was replaced by the National Solar Schools Program. Green Vouchers claims will continue to be accepted for eligible expenses incurred or contracted between 17 July 2007 and 30 June 2008. Schools that have not submitted a claim for Green Vouchers by 30 June 2008 but that have incurred eligible expenses can still lodge a claim. Schools that do lodge a claim after the 30 June 2008 deadline will be required to provide evidence of their financial and/or contractual commitments.

This record is superseded by:National Solar Schools Program

End: 30 June 2008

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