Seven clean energy projects on the Sunshine Coast are featured in a new interactive map launched last week by the Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation, Greg Combet.
These projects, listed in the online Clean Energy Map, are among 1200 nationwide initiatives that are helping the environment by cutting greenhouse gas emissions and reducing energy costs.
Projects are funded from 16 separate Australian Government programs and initiatives, many of which have been made possible by the introduction of the carbon price as part of the Clean Energy Future package.
The seven local projects are by Sunshine Coast TAFE, LMS Energy, Downer EDI Works, Seqwater, Maleny District Green Hills Fund and Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
The Clean energy Map is a one-stop-shop for people wanting to find information on clean energy projects across Australia. Visitors can enter their postcode, or use GPS functionality, to find information on projects in the Sunshine Coast region or neighbourhood. It provides information on initiatives such as:
- Energy efficiency upgrades to local government and community facilities such as swimming centres, town halls, museums, street and park lighting.
- Carbon Farming Initiative projects involving capturing emissions from landfill, environmental plantings of native species, destroying emissions from piggeries and early dry season savannah burning projects.
- More than 300 projects to improve the biodiversity of Australia’s landscape and environment and make it more resilient to climate change impacts.