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ACT project to help low-income households install solar

The ACT Government is rolling out a program that will allow low-income households to receive funding to install solar in their homes.

Eligible households are invited to register their interest throughout he ACT Government, as part of a four-year pilot. 137 more words

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PM appoints new Minister for Environment and Energy

Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, unveiled his new Ministry on Monday, announcing key changes to the Environment Portfolio.

Josh Frydenberg will become the new Minister for the Environment and Energy, a newly expanded title which brings energy under the umbrella of the Department of Environment. 382 more words

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Tasmanian Wilderness management commended by World Heritage Commission

Australia has been given a positive scorecard for its management of he Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, in the World Heritage Committee’s 2016 State of Conservation… 429 more words

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Unprecedented mangrove dieback in Northern Australia

Thousands of hectares of mangroves on the Gulf of Carpentaria have suffered a severe dieback as a result of drying conditions and high temperatures.

Professor Norm Duke, spokesman for the Australian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network, said around 7000 hectares of mangroves had been affected, which is more than nine percent of the mangroves in the area stretching 700km west from Normanton. 279 more words

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Polling shows national concern for tackling climate change

Australians overwhelmingly wish to see Australia take an international leadership role in tackling climate change, a national poll has showed.

The pre-election polling, completed by the Climate Institute,  was conducted on 2-6 June 2016.  167 more words

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Australia joins world network to promote sustainable buildings

Australia’s green building council will join a network of national green building councils to promote sustainable construction practices.

The World Green Building Council (WordGBC) combines national green building councils in 74 countries. 271 more words

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