Sunday, April 15, 2007

Australian Government Renewable Energy Grants

Wind GeneratorTo its credit the Australian Government has a number of renewable programs and grant schemes. The Photovoltaic Rebate Programme will be of most interest to householders. PVRP provides rebates for installing solar panels or wind power on your roof:
From: Renewable Energy in Australia - Government Programmes, Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2006
Solar PanelThere are also some state government programs listed:Of course if these governments were to simply adjust the thermostats in their offices, it might have a bigger impact on energy use. Government buildings are maintained at around 22 degrees plus or minus 1 degree. If allowed to fluctuate between 19 to 26 degrees C, they may be actually more comfortable as well as saving energy.

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