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Renewable energy

Mission Innovation Champions Program

Are you championing and accelerating the clean energy revolution? Mission Innovation Champions is a new program to celebrate innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution. The program will recognise exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing novel ways of making energy cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable.

Renewable Energy Target

The Renewable Energy Target (RET) is an Australian Government scheme designed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in the electricity sector and encourage the additional generation of electricity from sustainable and renewable sources.

Solar Towns

The Solar Towns Programme will provide Australian communities with an opportunity to engage at a local level with clean renewable energy, improve local environments, generate a sense of community ownership and self reliance, and improve local community outcomes.

Solar Communities

The $5 million Solar Communities program will support local responses to climate change and help deliver lower electricity costs for community organisations.

Offshore renewable energy

The Australian Government is considering a request for permission to conduct a feasibility study for an offshore wind farm. The Department of the Environment and Energy is coordinating consideration of the request on behalf of the Australian Government.

Australian Renewable Energy Agency

ARENA was established to make renewable energy solutions more affordable and increase the amount of renewable energy used in Australia.

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) invests commercially to increase the flow of funds into renewable energy, energy efficiency and low emissions technologies.

Clean Energy Finance Corporation Statutory Review: Public Consultation

The Department of the Environment and Energy is overseeing a review of the operation of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Act 2012, in line with section 81 of that Act. The review is being conducted by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and will consider the effectiveness of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation in facilitating increased flows of finance into the clean energy sector.

The review invites public submissions, which will be considered prior to the completion of a review report. A copy of the review report will be tabled in Parliament in line with the requirements of the Act.

National Wind Farm Commissioner

The Commissioner's role is to receive and refer complaints from concerned community residents about wind farms, as well as promote best practices for industry and government to adopt in regard to the planning and operation of wind farms. The Commissioner will also work closely with a wide range of stakeholders and promote best practices in the planning and operation of wind farms in Australia