9 February 2012 – The Federal Government today (Thursday) opened its package of energy efficiency programs designed to improve energy efficiency in households communities and businesses.

The programs opened include:

  • The Community Energy Efficiency Program – $200 million to assist local government, not-for-profit and community organisations to undertake energy efficiency upgrades to community infrastructure.
  • The Low Income Energy Efficiency Program – $100 million to support groups of service providers to demonstrate smarter energy use in low income households across Australia.
  • The Energy Efficiency Information Grants program – $40 million to support small and medium sized businesses and community groups by providing information and advice to make smarter energy choices.

Applications open on 13 February. Details: www.climatechange.gov.au