As part of the Climate Solutions Package, the Australian Government will deliver $50 million of grants to assist business and community organisations to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills. This measure will deliver up to 3 million tonnes of abatement to 2030. Funding will support activities to help businesses save energy through:
• equipment upgrades that reduce energy consumption, excluding energy generation equipment, such as solar PV panels
• investment in energy and emissions monitoring and management systems to better manage energy use
• completion of energy systems assessments according to the Australian Standard or feasibility studies to investigate energy efficiency opportunities.
Eligible businesses will be able to apply for grants in early 2020. $10 million of the grants will be allocated for dairy farm businesses.
- Building end-uses
- Industry end-uses