The Labor Government will use up to $$89,988 in revenue from the carbon price to assist a manufacturer in the Hunter electorate invest in clean and renewable technologies.
Innovation Minister Kim Carr and Federal Member for Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon, today announced the funding to Pepper Tree Wines from the Government’s Clean Technology Investment Programs.
Mr Fitzgibbon congratulated Pepper Tree Wines and said the grant would help the company reduce both its power bills and carbon emissions.
“By working in partnership with Pepper Tree Wines the Labor Government is helping to reduce their power bills by up to $21,000 in energy costs per year. At the same time the company will cut carbon pollution by reducing the energy intensity of their operations by 20%,”Mr Fitzgibbon said.
“This will be achieved by installing an 80.5kW solar PV system its manufacturing site in Pokolbin.
“These changes are exactly the sort of practical improvements that the Clean Technology Investment Programs were designed to support. It is good to see the Clean Technology Investment Programs having a practical impact in the Hunter electorate.
“By helping manufacturers invest in energy efficient capital equipment and low emissions technologies, processes and products, Labor is supporting projects that are good for businesses, good for the community and good for the environment.
“The Clean Technology Investment Programs are an important part of the Labor Government’s plan for a Clean Energy Future.
“These programs are in place to support manufacturers make the transition to a low pollution economy.”
For more information, companies should contact AusIndustry on 13 28 46 or visit www.ausindustry.gov.au
More information on Australia’s Clean Energy Future is available at www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au