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Grants to boost energy efficiency in NT

The Territory Labor Government has put $2 million on the table to help drive the NT’s Roadmap to Renewables agenda with grants now open to Local Government Councils.

Lighting upgrades, shade structures, renewable energy power systems, pool covers to reduce evaporation, solar hot water systems and energy efficient pumps are some of the initiatives councils could implement to help to reduce energy use and greenhouse emissions costs.

Local Government Councils throughout the Territory have until 5 April to apply for a one-off Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Grant funding.

For more information, go to: https://dlghcd.nt.gov.au/our-services/local-government2/local-government-funding/energy-efficiency-and-sustainability-grant-2018-19.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Gerry McCarthy:

“Our Roadmap to Renewables report recommended a target of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030 for household and business electricity costs and this program will support such energy innovation.

“This investment will encourage councils to move to better energy efficient infrastructure and products and will also help to reduce costs to consumers and taxpayers.”

 

Media contact: Jasmin Afianos – E: jasmin.afianos@nt.gov.au M: 0419 361 127