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Image for the news item: ACT tips another $4m into home battery subsidy scheme

ACT tips another $4m into home battery subsidy scheme

The Australian Capital Territory government will extend its subsidised roll-out of battery storage to Canberra homes and...

Image for the news item: ACT moves to avoid risk - renewable energy providers could pull out for bigger profits

ACT moves to avoid risk - renewable energy providers could pull out for bigger profits

The ACT government has moved to stop large scale renewable energy suppliers pulling out of their 20-year deals without notice...

Image for the news item: Australiaâs Renewables Race: ACT Scores an 'A'

Australia’s Renewables Race: ACT Scores an 'A'

States and territories are the driving force behind Australia’s transition to clean, affordable and efficient renewable...

Image for the news item: Canberra's 100% renewable energy cost lower than forecast

Canberra's 100% renewable energy cost lower than forecast

The cost of Canberra's renewable energy agenda peaks in 2019 at $49 million, and 2020 at $47 million, before falling away...

Image for the news item: Two electric ACTION buses and one hybrid bus to hit Canberra streets

Two electric ACTION buses and one hybrid bus to hit Canberra streets

Two electric buses and one hybrid bus will hit Canberra roads next month, after the ACT government signed a $900,000 contract...

Image for the news item: ACT innovation takes top Public Service Award

ACT innovation takes top Public Service Award

The ACT Public Service’s use of a reverse auction process to promote investment in renewable energy has been awarded first...

Image for the news item: ACT renewable investments to benefit South Australian battery storage project

ACT renewable investments to benefit South Australian battery storage project

While the Federal Government fails to deliver on a clean energy future, states and territories are reaping the benefits of...

Image for the news item: Hydrogen fuel edges closer as Siemens says don't exclude anything

Hydrogen fuel edges closer as Siemens says don't exclude anything

Siemens, the German power engineering giant, is talking to Australian wind and solar energy firms and state governments about...

Image for the news item: Community Zero Emissions Grants

Community Zero Emissions Grants

Non-profit organisations and individuals can now apply for up to $25,000 funding for innovative projects supporting the ACT...

Image for the news item: New windfarm feeding ACT comes online

New windfarm feeding ACT comes online

The ACT has moved closer to reaching its renewable energy targets, with the opening of the new wind farm at Ararat in Victoria...

Image for the news item: ACT Budget 2017 Announcements

ACT Budget 2017 Announcements

ACT Government announces Community Zero Emissions Grants Program and Chief Engineer to oversee infrastructure projects.

Image for the news item: ACT announces chief engineer to oversee infrastructure projects

ACT announces chief engineer to oversee infrastructure projects

The ACT will create a chief engineer position to oversee the territory’s engineering and infrastructure projects.

Image for the news item: New grants for better progress towards zero emissions

New grants for better progress towards zero emissions

Round 1 of the ACT Government’s new Community Zero Emissions Grants Program is now open for applications. The Program objective...

Image for the news item: Australiaâs new solar âburbsâ â where rooftop PV is mandatory

Australia’s new solar ‘burbs’ – where rooftop PV is mandatory

Solar and battery storage as standard features in new-build Australian homes: It’s a concept many are predicting, and some...

Image for the news item: Collaboration to revitalise Acton Peninsula for the future

Collaboration to revitalise Acton Peninsula for the future

The National Capital Authority has released the Acton Peninsula Precinct Draft Structure Plan for community consultation....

Image for the news item: Next Generation Battery Storage

Next Generation Battery Storage

The ACT is leading the world on renewable energy. We’re making energy smarter through battery storage, ‘the next big...

Image for the news item: NSW's Sapphire Wind Farm to power 49,000 ACT homes

NSW's Sapphire Wind Farm to power 49,000 ACT homes

It is a regional NSW project closer to the Queensland border than to Canberra, but within months the Sapphire Wind Farm will...

Image for the news item: Canberra one step closer to striking City Deal

Canberra one step closer to striking City Deal

The ACT Government has taken a major step towards a new ‘City Deal’ for Canberra and the region.

Image for the news item: New Victorian Wind Farm Operated From Canberra

New Victorian Wind Farm Operated From Canberra

The recently completed Ararat wind farm in Victoria is now generating enough power for 37,000 Canberra homes as the ACT continues...

Image for the news item: Simon Corbell named honorary associate professor at ANU's Energy Change Institute

Simon Corbell named honorary associate professor at ANU's Energy Change Institute

The ACT's "Mr Renewables", former environment minister Simon Corbell, has been named an honorary associate professor at the...

Image for the news item: Canberra businesses can now swap to LED light bulbs for free

Canberra businesses can now swap to LED light bulbs for free

Canberra businesses are now able to sign up to upgrade their light bulbs to LED for free in a territory-wide push to reduce...

Image for the news item: Canberra businesses can now swap to LED light bulbs for free

Canberra businesses can now swap to LED light bulbs for free

Canberra businesses are now able to sign up to upgrade their light bulbs to LED for free in a territory-wide push to reduce...

Image for the news item: 100th ACT Battery Installation Milestone

100th ACT Battery Installation Milestone

More than 100 homes and businesses have installed discounted battery storage systems to help reduce their energy bills and...

Image for the news item: ACT households protected from surging electricity prices

ACT households protected from surging electricity prices

Electricity consumers in the ACT will benefit from the ACT Government’s support for renewable energy, as earnings from...

Image for the news item: Bill to improve planning consultation and reduce red tape for commercial solar owners

Bill to improve planning consultation and reduce red tape for commercial solar owners

Improved community consultation for planning proposals, and less red tape for solar owners were some of the positive changes...

Image for the news item: New advocate appointed to promote energy consumer interests in the ACT

New advocate appointed to promote energy consumer interests in the ACT

The ACT Government has partnered with Energy Consumers Australia to give ACT electricity and gas consumers a greater voice,...

Image for the news item: Funding boost for renewable sector to prepare ACT for green future

Funding boost for renewable sector to prepare ACT for green future

Renewable energy and cleantech organisations in Canberra will receive a boost with the announcement of two new grant programs...

Image for the news item: New renewables grant for local business

New renewables grant for local business

The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-based businesses develop innovative...

Image for the news item: Renewable jobs grow as ACT drives down emissions from government operations by 17 per cent in three years

Renewable jobs grow as ACT drives down emissions from government operations by 17 per cent in three years

Jobs growth in the ACT renewable energy sector in the past six years was 12 times faster than the national average, a report...

Image for the news item: 90,000 Canberra homes to be powered by two new wind farms

90,000 Canberra homes to be powered by two new wind farms

Two new wind farms that will be built in NSW next year will power 90,000 ACT homes with renewable electricity, climate change...

Image for the news item: ACT aims for zero carbon transport sector, with launch of EV plan

ACT aims for zero carbon transport sector, with launch of EV plan

Having led the country on renewable energy policy and ambition, the ACT is shifting its focus to its transport sector, the...

Image for the news item: ACT Wins Best Renewable Energy Target Award

ACT Wins Best Renewable Energy Target Award

With a renewable energy target of 100% by 2020, it won’t come as a surprise Canberra just scored a major award for its...

Image for the news item: Greensâ Rattenbury To Replace Corbell As ACT Climate Minister

Greens’ Rattenbury To Replace Corbell As ACT Climate Minister

ACT chief minister Andrew Barr has named the Territory’s new minister for climate and sustainability as Greens member Shane...

Image for the news item: One down, 34,999 photovoltaic panels to go at Williamsdale Solar Farm

One down, 34,999 photovoltaic panels to go at Williamsdale Solar Farm

Williamsdale Solar Farm site crews got a helping hand from ACT politicians on Tuesday to erect the first photovoltaic panels...

Image for the news item: Canberra power play: How one manâs vision took ACT to 100% renewables

Canberra power play: How one man’s vision took ACT to 100% renewables

“We are only a small economy, but we are forward thinking. We are an early adopter, and that means we are a leader.”

Image for the news item: ACT's renewable energy target broke investment drought, report finds

ACT's renewable energy target broke investment drought, report finds

The ACT's leading renewable energy target helped break a 16-month investment drought caused by federal uncertainty, a new...

Image for the news item: Hydrogen cars and electrolysers: the dawn of Australia's hydrogen economy?

Hydrogen cars and electrolysers: the dawn of Australia's hydrogen economy?

Two large-scale hydrogen facilities in the ACT could mark a turning point in the use of clean tech for transport and heating

Image for the news item: Mt Majura solar farm takes ACT one step closer to 100% renewables

Mt Majura solar farm takes ACT one step closer to 100% renewables

The 2.3MW Mount Majura Solar Farm has been officially opened in the ACT on Thursday morning, marking the launch of yet another...

Image for the news item: Canberra ranks 1st internationally for emissions reduction

Canberra ranks 1st internationally for emissions reduction

Canberra's 2050 zero net emissions target compares well against the world's climate change leaders.

Image for the news item: Ginninderry named Canberraâs first six-star Green Star community

Ginninderry named Canberra’s first six-star Green Star community

The new west Belconnen district Ginninderry has been named Canberra’s first six-star Green Star community. The Green Building...

Image for the news item: Have your say on a new ACT numberplate slogan

Have your say on a new ACT numberplate slogan

The ACT Government has decided to update and streamline the number of numberplate slogans on offer in the ACT and is giving...

Image for the news item: Canberra Region Local Industry Participation Policy

Canberra Region Local Industry Participation Policy

The ACT Government is introducing the Canberra Region Local Industry Participation Policy (LIPP) to ensure competitive local...

Image for the news item: Canberra beats Sydney, Melbourne into top Arcadis 'sustainable cities' list

Canberra beats Sydney, Melbourne into top Arcadis 'sustainable cities' list

The nation's capital has been rated in the top 20 most "sustainable cities" in the world, beating Sydney and Melbourne on...

Image for the news item: Territory Trailblazer: How the ACT became the renewable capital of Australia

Territory Trailblazer: How the ACT became the renewable capital of Australia

At 393,000 people and a little over 2,300 square kilometres, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) might be one of the smallest...

Image for the news item: ACT pours another $5m into battery storage research

ACT pours another $5m into battery storage research

An Australian National University research program that aims lead the world in grid-scale battery storage innovation and...

Image for the news item: ACT Next Generation Energy Storage Grants

ACT Next Generation Energy Storage Grants

The following companies have been successful in the latest round of the Next Generation Energy Storage Grants. Households...

Image for the news item: Eight energy companies win ACT battery storage auction

Eight energy companies win ACT battery storage auction

The ACT government has announced the winners of the second round of its battery storage auction, part of a nation-leading...

Image for the news item: AEMO âconservativeâ battery storage view highlights barriers to change: Corbell

AEMO “conservative” battery storage view highlights barriers to change: Corbell

ACT climate change and energy minister Simon Corbell has criticised the Australian Energy Market Operator for its conservative...

Image for the news item: ACT leads again with $180m investment in hydrogen storage and car fleet

ACT leads again with $180m investment in hydrogen storage and car fleet

The ACT government has expanded its renewable energy ambition and plans to bring $180 million in investment in renewable...

Image for the news item: New south-east NSW wind farm to be built to power the ACT with renewable energy

New south-east NSW wind farm to be built to power the ACT with renewable energy

A local wind farm has won a bid to supply 41,600 ACT homes with energy, while a third successful bid from a South Australian...

Image for the news item: Corbell says solar farms competitive with wind energy on pricing

Corbell says solar farms competitive with wind energy on pricing

The ACT government says submissions to its latest “next generation” renewable energy tender indicate that solar power...

Image for the news item: Installation begins on 500kW solar array for Canberra Hospital

Installation begins on 500kW solar array for Canberra Hospital

The installation of a 500kW ACT government-funded solar array is underway at the Canberra Hospital, which along with the...

Image for the news item: Mugga Lane and Williamsdale solar farms to begin tracking sun by year's end

Mugga Lane and Williamsdale solar farms to begin tracking sun by year's end

A GPS-guided pile-driver sinking steel posts into the ground is swiftly changing the landscape in South Canberra for a new...

Image for the news item: ACT opens solar scheme to low-income households

ACT opens solar scheme to low-income households

People living in low-income households can now register their interest for a pilot program that will provide $2m in solar...

Image for the news item: ACT's 3rd large-scale solar farm begins construction at Williamsdale

ACT's 3rd large-scale solar farm begins construction at Williamsdale

Construction of the 10MW Williamsdale Solar Farm commenced today near the southern border of the ACT. The project is one...

Image for the news item: ACT could make windfall gains from bold 100% renewables target

ACT could make windfall gains from bold 100% renewables target

Who is the smartest energy minister in the country? At the moment, you would have to say it was the ACT’s Simon Corbell,...

Image for the news item: Second round ACT battery storage auction attracts 17 bids

Second round ACT battery storage auction attracts 17 bids

The second round of the ACT government’s nation leading battery storage tender has attracted a total of 17 bids from local...

Image for the news item: First Wind Tower Ever To Feature Australian Indigenous Art â Hornsdale Switches On

First Wind Tower Ever To Feature Australian Indigenous Art – Hornsdale Switches On

South Australia’s newest wind farm, the Neoen and Siemens developed Hornsdale project, was switched on to the grid in a...

Image for the news item: Solar Bins come to the ACT

Solar Bins come to the ACT

Minister for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris today announced the start of a 12 month trial of three solar-powered...

Image for the news item: ACT reports 15 bids, âimpressive pricesâ for latest 200MW wind + solar auction

ACT reports 15 bids, “impressive prices” for latest 200MW wind + solar auction

The ACT government says it has received 15 proposal totalling more than 1GW of wind and solar capacity for its latest auction...

Image for the news item: ACT targets 600 homes in second round of battery storage tender

ACT targets 600 homes in second round of battery storage tender

The ACT government continues to lead the field in battery storage incentives in Australia, announcing on Wednesday morning...

Image for the news item: Climate Council recognises ACT for renewable energy leadership

Climate Council recognises ACT for renewable energy leadership

Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Simon Corbell has today welcomed a report from the Climate Council that highlights...

Image for the news item: Canberra leads the country on clean energy

Canberra leads the country on clean energy

Based on recent history, it's anyone's guess who the Australian prime minister will be in four years. But in 2020, whoever...

Image for the news item: ACT commits to 100 per cent renewable energy target by 2020: Simon Corbell

ACT commits to 100 per cent renewable energy target by 2020: Simon Corbell

The ACT government has boosted its commitment to renewable energy still further, announcing Canberra will be fully powered...

Image for the news item: Canberra at the centre of a renewable energy superpower

Canberra at the centre of a renewable energy superpower

A climate change think-tank's report says Australia is on the forefront of a renewable energy era and forecasts the nation...

Image for the news item: SolarHub, ActewAGL Retail, ITP Renewables to install discounted battery systems in Canberra

SolarHub, ActewAGL Retail, ITP Renewables to install discounted battery systems in Canberra

Three companies have each been awarded $200,000 contracts to delivery discounted battery storage under the Australian Capital...

Image for the news item: Canberra ranked as a global climate change leader

Canberra ranked as a global climate change leader

Canberra's ranking as a global climate change leader by the Carbon Disclosure Project is an "important acknowledgement",...

Image for the news item: Solar energy battery storage to be rolled out across ACT

Solar energy battery storage to be rolled out across ACT

The cost of maintaining Canberra's poles and wires could be reduced in coming years as the number of homes operating off...

Image for the news item: Climate Council wants all states to follow ACT and go 100% renewable by 2025

Climate Council wants all states to follow ACT and go 100% renewable by 2025

The Climate Council has called on all of Australia’s state and territory leaders to follow the lead of the ACT and commit...

Image for the news item: ACT government leads the way on renewable energy

ACT government leads the way on renewable energy

The ACT government's commendable commitment to renewable energy has the potential to deliver for this community on a number...

Image for the news item: Latest wind auction winner promises millions in benefits to Canberra economy

Latest wind auction winner promises millions in benefits to Canberra economy

The fifth and final winner of the ACT government's large-scale wind reverse-auction will provide enough power for more than...

Image for the news item: Windlab celebrate first generation at Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm - on time and on budget!

Windlab celebrate first generation at Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm - on time and on budget!

Windlab team celebrating 1st generation at Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm - on time and on budget!

Image for the news item: Canberra Metro announced as Capital Metro light rail tender winner

Canberra Metro announced as Capital Metro light rail tender winner

The international consortium that will build Canberra's controversial light rail network has been revealed as Canberra Metro....

Image for the news item: OneSun Capital Solar Farm at Williamsdale Receives Planning Approval

OneSun Capital Solar Farm at Williamsdale Receives Planning Approval

Today ACT Minister for Planning Mick Gentleman approved Elementus Energy’s 11.18MWp solar farm at Williamsdale ACT. “Naturally...

Image for the news item: Neoen Hornsdale wind farm signs up for record low renewables tariff

Neoen Hornsdale wind farm signs up for record low renewables tariff

The first successful project in the ACT government's second large-scale wind reverse-auction has achieved Australia's lowest...

Image for the news item: ACT to support 36MW battery storage as part of next gen technology push

ACT to support 36MW battery storage as part of next gen technology push

The ACT government has decided to accelerate the introduction of battery storage and plans to support the installation of...

Image for the news item: CMLR project poised to deliver climate benefits of light rail to Canberra

CMLR project poised to deliver climate benefits of light rail to Canberra

While national governments struggle to agree on climate action, many cities around the world are already taking vigorous...

Image for the news item: ACT to reveal results of next generation solar tender soon

ACT to reveal results of next generation solar tender soon

The ACT government expects to make an announcement on the next step of its major tender on next generation solar technologies...

Image for the news item: Hunt urges states to adopt ACT-style auctions to boost wind and solar projects

Hunt urges states to adopt ACT-style auctions to boost wind and solar projects

Environment minister Greg Hunt has urged Australian states to adopt reverse auctions if they wanted to install more renewable...

Image for the news item: ACT Environment Minister Simon Corbell signals new push on electric cars in Canberra

ACT Environment Minister Simon Corbell signals new push on electric cars in Canberra

Environment Minister Simon Corbell has signalled a rollout of recharging stations for electric cars in his efforts to deal...

Image for the news item: ACT Emissions Rise Temporary: Corbell

ACT Emissions Rise Temporary: Corbell

A slight rise in greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT during 2014/15 was caused by the removal of a price on carbon says Minister...

Image for the news item: New ACT Law Courts will showcase sustainable design

New ACT Law Courts will showcase sustainable design

The redevelopment of the ACT’s law courts will showcase sustainable design in a bid to “meet the territory’s needs...

Image for the news item: New ACT wind energy auction attracts 15 proposals for more than 1,100MW

New ACT wind energy auction attracts 15 proposals for more than 1,100MW

The ACT government’s latest auction for wind energy projects has attracted 15 proposal totalling more than 1,100MW of capacity...

Image for the news item: Denman Prospect: The first Australian suburb with every home powered by solar

Denman Prospect: The first Australian suburb with every home powered by solar

Denman Prospect will be the first suburb in Australia requiring solar panels on every home. Capital Estate Developments managing...

Image for the news item: Amaroo School to gleam under ACT's largest rooftop solar system

Amaroo School to gleam under ACT's largest rooftop solar system

Amaroo School will gleam beneath the territory's largest rooftop solar system when school returns next term.

Image for the news item: ACT Chief Minister targets ICT and renewable energy opportunities in trade mission to US

ACT Chief Minister targets ICT and renewable energy opportunities in trade mission to US

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr will lead a trade mission to the United States in early October with the Canberra Business...

Image for the news item: Canberraâs Solar Feed-in Tariff A Success

Canberra’s Solar Feed-in Tariff A Success

ACT Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell says a review of the Territory’s roof-top solar feed-in tariff initiative...

Image for the news item: ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr pledges 100 per cent renewables by 2025

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr pledges 100 per cent renewables by 2025

ACT Labor will commit to a target of 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025, Chief Minister Andrew Barr will tell the party...

Image for the news item: ACT drives demand for turbines

ACT drives demand for turbines

The 100 MW Hornsdale Wind Farm, owned by French Renewable Energy Producer NEOEN, and leading international infrastructure...

Image for the news item: ACTâs Corbell, architect of Australiaâs best renewable energy policy, to retire

ACT’s Corbell, architect of Australia’s best renewable energy policy, to retire

Simon Corbell, the ACT’s minister for the environment and architect of the only functioning renewable energy policy in...

Image for the news item: Canberra Hospital to get one of the nation's largest solar rooftop arrays

Canberra Hospital to get one of the nation's largest solar rooftop arrays

The ACT government will spend up to $3.3 million, and install one of the nation's largest rooftop solar arrays, to make Canberra...

Image for the news item: Simon Corbell to retire as a Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly

Simon Corbell to retire as a Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly

Today I announce that after nearly two decades representing the Canberra community I will retire as a Member of the ACT Legislative...

Image for the news item: Simon Corbell opens bids for second wind auction to power more than 100,000 Canberra homes

Simon Corbell opens bids for second wind auction to power more than 100,000 Canberra homes

Environment Minister Simon Corbell will call for bids today in a second wind auction to power up to 106,000 Canberra homes...

Image for the news item: Canberra leads the way in renewable energy

Canberra leads the way in renewable energy

The ACT is a shining example of what you can achieve by embracing a cleaner energy future

Image for the news item: Work on Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown to create 250 construction jobs

Work on Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown to create 250 construction jobs

WORK on a new 100-turbine wind farm in South Australia’s mid-north is expected to start within months, creating up to 250...

Image for the news item: Wind firms welcome ACT government calling a second auction

Wind firms welcome ACT government calling a second auction

Wind-farm companies are eagerly awaiting detail from the ACT government on its new wind auction in the hope of giving new...

Image for the news item: Corbell gets energy ministers to factor in carbon emissions, push storage

Corbell gets energy ministers to factor in carbon emissions, push storage

ACT energy and environment minister Simon Corbell has achieved a significant victory on the national policy agenda, winning...

Image for the news item: Innovation Connect

Innovation Connect

The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-based businesses develop innovative...

Image for the news item: Venture Capital Programs

Venture Capital Programs

There are a number of venture capital support and capital partnering programs available to help Canberra businesses get started...

Image for the news item: Canberra academics slam anti-wind stance as ACT goes up breeze

Canberra academics slam anti-wind stance as ACT goes up breeze

The Abbott government's sharp direction to end funding for wind farms was a "retrograde" step which would further discourage...

Image for the news item: ACT to hold a new auction this year to fund more wind farms

ACT to hold a new auction this year to fund more wind farms

Wind farm projects in the Canberra region received new hope on Wednesday when ACT Environment Minister Simon Corbell announced...

Image for the news item: Federal directive on solar threatens commercial rooftop projects in the ACT, says Simon Corbell

Federal directive on solar threatens commercial rooftop projects in the ACT, says Simon Corbell

The Abbott government's directive against investment in small and medium-scale solar threatens commercial rooftop projects...

Image for the news item: Building work begins on Victorian wind farm to supply ACT with renewable energy

Building work begins on Victorian wind farm to supply ACT with renewable energy

Building work will begin today on a $50 million wind farm in Victoria which will supply renewable energy almost 700 kilometres...

Image for the news item: ACT emissions reduction target ranked worldâs second best

ACT emissions reduction target ranked world’s second best

A report by three leading international climate change organisations has ranked the ACT’s emissions reduction targets as...

Image for the news item: ACT-backed wind farm project to go ahead in Victoria

ACT-backed wind farm project to go ahead in Victoria

The Ararat wind farm has secured finance to build 75 turbines in south-west Victoria, helping the Australian Capital Territory...

Image for the news item: Renewable target not in doubt despite reliance on wind

Renewable target not in doubt despite reliance on wind

The ACT government is on track to reach its 90 per cent renewable energy target by 2020 despite needing to quadruple its...

Image for the news item: Canberra light rail to run on 100pc renewable energy, Capital Metro Minister says

Canberra light rail to run on 100pc renewable energy, Capital Metro Minister says

Stage one of Canberra's light rail network will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, according to Capital Metro Minister...

Image for the news item: ACT leads the way on greenhouse gas reduction

ACT leads the way on greenhouse gas reduction

A new report shows the ACT is well on track to reaching its ambitious greenhouse gas target of a 40% reduction in 1990 emissions...