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New energy efficiency programs provide opportunity

13 February 2012
News article

Today the Government announced a package of energy efficiency programs designed to make it easier for all Australians to access assistance and support in the transition to a low carbon future.

The support for regional communities and smaller councils will create stronger local economies and new job opportunities as they are delivered in partnership with businesses, councils and community groups.

The investment will drive smarter energy use in business, local government, households and communities for a clean energy future. The programs announced today include the:

Local government has often been a leader in the move towards a low carbon future. In a first for local government and for regional Australia, Wagga Wagga Council have partnered with Low Carbon Australia to reduce its energy costs by nearly $60,000 each year.

Applications for funding open on Monday 13 February 2012.