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A Clean Energy Future for Australia’s States and Territories

The Rudd Labor Government is committed to taking strong action to reduce Australia’s carbon pollution. Since taking Government, Federal Labor has implemented an integrated set of policies that will drive deep reductions in our carbon pollution and enable us to achieve more ambitious reductions in the long-term to secure our clean energy future.

The emissions trading scheme, Renewable Energy Target, $3 billion Australian Renewable Energy Agency and $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation are all designed to work together to drive renewable energy investment in Australia. These are working with the Carbon Farming Initiative, Biodiversity Fund and Carbon Farming Futures Program which are helping farmers and communities to improve the environment and reduce carbon pollution.

Since Federal Labor came to power, employment in the renewable energy industry has more than doubled to over 24,000, wind capacity has trebled to over 3,000 MW and over 1 million solar PV systems have been installed - up from less than 7,500 under the former Coalition Government. Renewable energy now powers the equivalent of over 4 million homes each year.

Federal Labor is committed to continuing to build a clean energy future. In less than twelve months the fixed carbon price will end and a market price emissions trading scheme will commence. This will make clean technologies more competitive, and motivate lower carbon actions and decisions at all levels across the nation. Over time, this will bring about profound shifts in business and consumer behaviour and to the way energy is sourced and used in Australia.

The emissions trading scheme will continue to drive this transformation into the years and decades ahead - ensuring Australia’s economy becomes more competitive and we play our part as responsible global citizens in tackling climate change.

This factsheet shows how each State and Territory is already benefiting from Labor’s policies to support the development of new innovative industries - industries that were completely neglected under the former Coalition government.

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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

The Australia Capital Territory (ACT) is benefiting from Federal Labor’s extensive investment in clean energy technology and research. These programs are providing millions of dollars of investment, supporting local jobs and helping keep the ACT’s economy strong.

Renewable Energy

The ACT is taking real steps to move to a clean energy future.

There are now over 12,400 rooftop solar panels in the ACT, generating around 44 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year, enough to fully power over 5,500 ACT households. When The Rudd Labor Government came to power in 2007, just 52 solar systems had been supported in the ACT by the former Coalition Government.

The ACT’s top 5 solar postcodes Postcode Including the suburbs… Solar

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2615 Charnwood, Dunlop, Florey, Flynn, Fraser, Higgins, Holt, Kippax, Latham, Macgregor, Melba and Spence 1574

2611 Brindabella, Chapman, Duffy, Fisher, Holder, Pierces Creek, Rivett, Stirling, Uriarra, Waramanga and Weston 1034

2617 Belconnen, Bruce, Evatt, Giralang, Kaleen, Lawson and McKellar 1033

2905 Bonython, Calwell, Chisholm, Gilmore, Isabella Plains, Richardson and Theodore 1008

2913 Franklin, Ginninderra Village, Ngunnawal, Nicholls and Palmerston 993

Federal Labor’s Solar Schools program has benefited 103 schools in the ACT with more than 1,040 kW of solar capacity installed and helping reduce school power bills.

In 1941 CSIRO scientists made and patented the first solar hot water system, and there are now over 8,200 installed in the ACT with the support of the Renewable Energy Target scheme.

Five large scale renewable energy power stations are currently accredited under the Renewable Energy Target in the ACT. Just last year, these power stations generated over 38,800 renewable certificates under the Renewable Energy Target, worth more than $1.1 million at current prices.

The Rudd Labor Government is supporting the growth of this industry through the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). ARENA is already providing $19.3 million to support 7 projects in the ACT, with total investment exceeding $47 million. This includes $4.95 million in support of over $13.4 million of research funding for next generation ‘SLIVER’ solar cells. These solar panels

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use significantly less silicone than traditional Solar PV systems, creating the potential for cost savings.

Energy Productivity

The Community Energy Efficiency Program is providing $3.7 million to help community and local government organisations in the ACT. This includes over $500,00 to the John James Memorial Foundation to improve the energy efficiency of the John James Healthcare Campus through investing in new energy efficient lighting and new heating and cooling equipment.

It will also provide $3.2 million to help the ACT Government reduce increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. This will help the ACT Government to decrease energy use at the facilities through installing new technologies, increase energy efficiency through better energy management systems and smart technology and engage the local community to improve energy efficiency.

Action on the Land

There are two projects registered in the ACT under Federal Labor’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI). Under the CFI, farmers and landfill operators are able to earn credits by reducing carbon pollution or storing carbon in trees and soil or by reducing carbon pollution from landfill waste and then sell these to the 370 large businesses that are covered under the emissions trading scheme.

These two projects, at the Belconnen and Mugga Lane waste management facilities reduce greenhouse gas emissions by capturing and combusting methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. These projects have so far created more than 147,000 carbon credits, worth over $3.3 million at current prices.

There are 6 Carbon Farming Future projects in the ACT with a total investment of more than $3.1 million of carbon price revenue. This includes support for the CSIRO’s research to extend the existing CFI methodology for mixed-species environmental plantings to include soil carbon. This will increase farmers’ capacity to participate in carbon markets by developing knowledge in this area.

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NEW SOUTH WALES

New South Wales is Australia’s hub for clean technology investment. In Newcastle, Australia’s leading scientists are researching ways to make renewable energy cheaper and more affordable. In Wollongong, Bluescope is investing in plant and equipment upgrades to reduce pollution and safeguard the future of the steel industry, while in Parramatta, Rheem is upgrading its lighting and equipment to reduce emissions and electricity costs.

This is all part of the transformation that needs to occur for Australia to respond to the threat of dangerous climate change.

Renewable Energy

New South Wales is leading the way in investment in renewable power. There are now over 240,000 rooftop solar panels in New South Wales, generating around 800 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year, enough to fully power almost 125,000 households. This means solar has been taken up by more than 1 in 10 households in New South Wales. When The Rudd Labor Government came to power in 2007, just 1,554 solar systems had been supported in New South Wales by the former Coalition Government.

New South Wales’ top 5 solar postcodes Postcode Including the suburbs… Solar

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2830 Dubbo and surrounds 3834

2480 Lismore and surrounds 3617

2170 Casula, Chipping Norton, Hammondville, Liverpool, Liverpool South, Lurnea, Moorebank, Mount Pritchard, Prestons and Warwick Farm

3083

2560 Airds, Ambarvale, Appin, Blair Athol, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Englorie Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Macarthur Square, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Helens Park, Wedderburn and Woodbine

2909

2486 Banora Point, Tweed Heads South and Bilambil 2837

Federal Labor’s Solar Schools program has benefited 1494 schools in New South Wales with more than 8090 kW of solar capacity installed and helping reduce school power bills.

In 1941 CSIRO scientists made and patented the first solar hot water system, and there are now over 231,000 installed in New South Wales with the support of the Renewable Energy Target scheme.

New South Wales has a total of 98 accredited renewable energy power stations. Just last year, these power stations generated over 1.6 million renewable certificates under the Renewable Energy Target, worth about $50 million at current market prices.

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The Rudd Labor Government is supporting the growth of this industry through the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The CEFC has already announced an important investment in Taralga, near Goulbourn, providing $37.5 million in finance to support the construction of a 106 megawatt (MW) wind farm, which will supply power to approximately 45,000 homes.

In addition, ARENA will provide $382 million to support 45 projects in New South Wales. This includes over $170 million supporting AGL’s investment in the Southern Hemisphere’s largest solar power project in Broken Hill and Nyngan. This solar project will cover an area four times the size of the Sydney CBD and create 450 jobs during construction.

New South Wales are a big part of the over 24,000 renewable energy jobs in the country. Labor is committed to providing the framework to allow this industry to flourish and support ongoing employment and economic growth in New South Wales.

Energy Productivity

$87.4 million of carbon price revenue is being invested in 182 Clean Technology Program projects in New South Wales with a total investment of about $290 million. This will save these manufacturing businesses more than $29 million in energy costs each year. Over the life of the investments save will reduce carbon pollution by 4.3 million tonnes, equivalent to taking 1.2 million cars off the road for a year. This investment is making manufacturing in New South Wales more productive and competitive in a clean energy future.

This is supporting a diverse range of investments, for example supporting the Macadamia Processing Company to upgrade its nut in shell drying system at its site in Lismore. This investment will make the nut drying process almost carbon pollution free and will save the company about $810,000 per year.

Federal Labor is also supporting Australian manufacturing, with the Steel Transformation plan helping to finance valuable investment in efficient equipment at the Bluescope steel works in Wollongong. This Plan is investing $300 million to support Australia’s steel makers and support valuable jobs and industry.

The Community Energy Efficiency Program is providing $32.7 m to help 57 community and local government organisations in New South Wales invest over $71 million in energy efficient technology. This includes about $68,000 to support the Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group’s $200,000 investment to improve energy efficiency by upgrading insulation, tinting windows and installing ceiling fans. It will also replace the current electric hot water system with a solar system and replace existing Meals on Wheels Freezers with a freezer room. This will help the Group achieve significant savings in energy consumption and operational costs.

The Jobs and Competitiveness Program is also supporting key New South Wales manufacturers like Arrium, Tomago Aluminium, Bluescope, Qenos, ABC tissues, Visy, Norske Skog, Orica, Amcor and Manildra.

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Action on the Land

The Biodiversity Fund is supporting 118 projects in New South Wales with a total investment of more than $102 million. The Fund is supporting projects of all sizes, from large scale initiatives through to local community conservation. For example, the Fund is providing the Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority with $2.8 million to reverse the degradation of the Bega River and protect valuable koala habitat. At the same time it is providing the Mt Piper Landcare group with $44,000 to revegetate farms, protect remnant trees and provide fenced out sheltered areas for birds and other wildlife.

The Rudd Labor Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) is providing economic rewards for farmers and landholders who take steps to reduce carbon pollution or store carbon in their trees and soils. The CFI is creating new income streams for farmers, new jobs for rural and regional Australia and strong incentives to identify and implement low-cost methods of pollution reduction.

There are currently 28 CFI projects registered in New South Wales. Last year these projects created over 450,000 carbon credits worth over $10.4 million at current market prices. This includes the Lucas Heights landfill gas project, which is creating electricity from landfill waste methane and last year created almost 290,000 carbon credits worth over $6.6 million

The expansion of the CFI is being supported by the Carbon Farming Futures program, which supports farmers and researchers to develop ways to improve agricultural practices and reduce carbon pollution. There are 21 Carbon Farming Future projects in New South Wales with a total investment of more than $13.6 million of carbon price revenue. For example it includes $3 million in support to the NSW Department of Primary Industries to support research to deliver genetic technologies to support selective breeding of cattle with lower methane emissions. It will provide new knowledge on genetic variation in methane production by animals from the major Australian breeds.

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THE NORTHERN TERRITORY

The Northern Territory is fast becoming Australia’s hub for investing in innovative ways to reduce carbon pollution and increase productivity on the land.

Renewable Energy

The Northern Territory is investing heavily in renewable energy, there are now over 2,400 solar panels in the Northern Territory, generating around 15 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year. When the Rudd Labor Government came to power in 2007, just 122 solar systems had been supported in the Northern Territory by the former Coalition Government. This is reducing reliance on fossil fuels, with solar now providing up to 10 per cent of Alice Springs daytime energy supplies.

The Northern Territory’s top 5 solar postcodes Postcode Including the suburbs… Solar

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870 Alice Springs 637

810 Alawa, Brinkin, Casuarina, Coconut Grove, Jingili, Lee Point, Millner, Moil, Nakara, Nightcliff, Rapid Creek, Tiwi, Wagaman and Wanguri

333

830 Archer, Driver, Durack, Farrar, Gray, Marlow Lagoon, Moulden, Palmerston, Shoal Bay, Woodroffe, and Yarrawonga 241

812 Anula, Karama, Leanyer, Malak, Marrara, Northlakes, Sanderson, Woodleigh Gardens and Wulagi 201

832 Bakewell, Bellamack, Gunn, Mitchell, Rosebery and Rosebery Heights 155

Federal Labor’s Solar Schools program has benefited 104 schools in the Northern Territory with about 720 kW of solar capacity installed and helping reduce school power bills.

In 1941 CSIRO scientists made and patented the first solar hot water system, and there are now over 14,400 installed in the Northern Territory with the support of the Renewable Energy Target scheme.

The Northern Territory has a total of 16 accredited renewable energy power stations. Just last year, these power stations generated about 10,000 renewable certificates under the Renewable Energy Target, worth about $300,000 at current market prices. These power stations are predominantly in isolated remote communities such as Bulman, where the Renewable Energy Target is supporting renewable power generation, enabling the community to reduce their diesel consumption.

The Rudd Labor Government is supporting the growth of this industry through the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). ARENA is already providing $1.3 million to the CSIRO for important research into improve models for predicting the power output of Solar PV systems, with

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researchers in Alice Springs working in collaboration with experts in Newcastle and the United States.

Labor is committed to providing the framework to allow the renewable energy industry to flourish and support ongoing employment and economic growth in the Northern Territory.

Energy Productivity

The Community Energy Efficiency Program is providing $1.2 m to help 4 community and local government organisations in the Northern Territory invest over $2.1 million in energy efficient technology. This includes $130,000 to support the Alice Springs Town Council’s $273,000 investment to upgrade the existing air conditioning system at the Alice Springs Civic Centre. The project will eliminate the use of energy intensive portable air conditioners and fan heaters which are widely used to supplement the existing ineffective air conditioning system to achieve significant savings in energy consumption and operational costs.

The Jobs and Competitiveness Program is also supporting key Northern Territory manufacturers like the Gove alumina refinery, one of the largest private employers in the Northern Territory and the Inpex and ConocoPhillips LNG plants.

Action on the Land

The Biodiversity Fund is supporting 11 projects in the Northern Territory with a total investment of more than $8.4 million. This fund is supporting projects of all sizes, from large scale initiatives through to local community conservation. For example, the fund is supporting Australian Wildlife Conservancy to reverse the decline in numbers of small mammal species over a 100,000 hectare area of Wongalara Sanctuary by reducing the frequency and extent of late dry season fires and by reducing the impacts of large introduced herbivores. As Wongalara is immediately adjacent to Arnhem Land, successful restoration of ecosystem function here will be immediately relevant to management of an additional 9.7 million hectares that is continuing to decline.

The Rudd Labor Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) is providing economic rewards for farmers and landholders who take steps to reduce carbon pollution or store carbon in their trees and soils. The CFI is creating new income streams for farmers, new jobs for rural and regional Australia and strong incentives to identify and implement low-cost methods of pollution reduction.

There are currently 12 CFI projects registered in the Northern Territory. Last year these projects created over 92,000 carbon credits worth over $2.1 million at current market prices. This includes the Mary River West savanna burning project which will shift the timing of savanna burning from predominantly late dry season to early dry season fires. This results in fires burning at lower intensities due to lower fuel loads, and a reduction in emissions released from fires. Carbon credits generated from the four Mary River West projects may be sold to big polluting businesses that need to offset their carbon price liability.

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The expansion of the CFI is being supported by the Carbon Farming Futures program, which supports farmers and researchers to develop ways to improve agricultural practices and reduce carbon pollution. This includes providing $548,000 to the Northern Territory Government to trial and demonstrate practices to reduce nitrous oxide emissions associated with horticultural and cropping industries in Northern Australia.

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QUEENSLAND

Queensland has some of Australia’s best solar power resources and with Federal Labor’s support these resources are being harnessed at a rapid rate, helping households and businesses transition to clean energy. The solar power industry has increased particularly rapidly in Queensland, which now boasts more solar powered households than any other State.

Renewable Energy Queensland is already leading the way with renewable energy. There are now over 339,000 rooftop solar panels in Queensland, generating around 1.3 billion kilowatt hours of electricity each year, enough to fully power over 180,000 Queensland households. This means solar has been taken up by about 1 in 5 Queensland households. When The Rudd Labor Government came to power in 2007, just 1,484 solar systems had been supported in Queensland by the former Coalition Government.

Queensland’s top 5 solar postcodes Postcode Including the suburbs… Solar

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4670 Bundaberg and surrounds 7187

4551 Caloundra 6106

4655 Hervey Bay and surrounds 6049

4350 Toowoomba and surrounds 5411

4305 Ipswich 4860

Federal Labor’s Solar Schools program has benefited 1,330 Queensland schools with more than 7,580 kW of solar capacity installed and helping reduce school power bills.

In 1941 CSIRO scientists made and patented the first solar hot water system, and there are now over 216,000 installed in Queensland with the support of the Renewable Energy Target scheme. Queensland has a total of 73 accredited renewable energy power stations. Just last year, these power stations generated over 1 million renewable certificates under the Renewable Energy Target, worth $30 million at current market prices.

The Rudd Labor Government is supporting the growth of this industry through the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The CEFC has already announced an important investment in an innovative waste to energy project at Darling Downs Fresh Eggs. By producing energy from their waste products Darling Downs is expecting to reduce their use of grid electricity by 60 per cent in the first year.

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While ARENA is already providing $46 million to support 6 projects in Queensland including $34.9 million to support CS Energy’s Kogan Creek 44 MW solar thermal plant in Chinchilla. This is one of Australia’s largest solar installations and represents an important investment for the local community.

Queenslanders are a big part of the over 24,000 renewable energy jobs in the country. Federal Labor is committed to providing the framework to allow this industry to flourish and support ongoing employment and growth in the Queensland economy.

Energy Productivity

Over $61.5 million of carbon price revenue is being invested in 73 Clean Technology Program projects in Queensland with a total investment of over $158 million. This will save these manufacturing businesses more than $ 10.5 million in energy costs each year. Over the life of the investments save will save over 5.1 million tonnes of carbon pollution, equivalent to taking 1.45 million cars off the road for a year. This investment is making Queensland manufacturing more productive and competitive in a clean energy future.

The Clean Technology Program is providing $1.45 million to help finance Downer EDI’s $4.4 million upgrade to its asphalt plant in Bli Bli to incorporate the latest recycling and process technologies. Once the project is complete, the plant will be capable of manufacturing asphalt containing up to 40 per cent recycled materials. The project is expected to reduce the carbon emissions intensity of the facility a third and save them almost half a million dollars in energy costs per year.

The Community Energy Efficiency Program is providing $16m to help 16 community and local government organisations in Queensland invest over $30.2 million in energy efficient technology. This includes $1.4 million to support the Police-Citizens Youth Club’s (PCYC) $2.2 million program to invest in energy efficient lighting in 53 participating PCYC facilities, this will deliver a significant reduction in current lighting energy consumption through the use of energy efficient LED and T5 technology.

The Jobs and Competitiveness Program is also supporting key Queensland manufacturers like Pacific Aluminium, Xstrata, Sun Metals, Visy, Queensland Alumina, Rio Tinto, Incitec Pivot and Queensland Magnesia.

Action on the Land

The Biodiversity Fund is supporting 49 projects in Queensland with a total investment of more than $36.9 million. This includes $898,000 of support to Agforce Queensland to restore coolabah and blue gum forests and restore river frontage on the Fitzroy River, restoring vital habitats and providing enhanced protection for a number of threatened species.

The Rudd Labor Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) is providing economic rewards for farmers and landholders who take steps to reduce carbon pollution or store carbon in their trees and soils. The CFI is creating new income streams for farmers, new jobs for rural

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and regional Australia and strong incentives to identify and implement low-cost methods of pollution reduction.

There are currently 15 CFI projects registered in Queensland. Last year these projects created over 347,000 carbon credits worth about $8 million at current market prices. This includes the Native Conifer Carbon Sink Project, which will see around 1,500 hectares of native conifers planted on the southern Atherton Tablelands. This project will enable farmers and land managers in the region to plant native tree species in exchange for tradeable carbon credits, which can be sold to firms liable under the emissions trading scheme to reduce their carbon liability. The trees will also play a vital role in repairing degraded landscapes and waterways, improving soil productivity and providing shelter for stock.

The expansion of the CFI is being supported by the Carbon Farming Futures program, which supports farmers and researchers to develop ways to improve agricultural practices and reduce carbon pollution. There are 31 Carbon Farming Future projects in Queensland with a total investment of more than $22 million of carbon price revenue. For example $540,000 for the Queensland’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry to trial and demonstrate ways in which reduced stocking rates and improved grazing management in northern Queensland can reduce carbon pollution from beef cattle.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

South Australia has some of Australia’s best wind power resources and with Federal Labor’s support these resources are starting to be harnessed, helping power South Australian industry with clean renewable energy. This has seen a huge increase in renewable power generation, producing enough energy to power almost 30 per cent of South Australia’s energy needs in 2012/2013.

Renewable Energy

South Australia is already leading the way with renewable energy which made up almost 30 per cent of its energy needs in 2012/2013. In August this year, good wind speeds allowed wind energy to supply almost half of the State’s energy needs for a week and around 40 per cent for the month.

There are now over 147,000 rooftop solar panels in South Australia, generating around 550 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year, enough to fully power almost 110,000 South Australian households. This means solar has been taken up by more than 1 in 5 South Australian households. When The Rudd Labor Government came to power in 2007, just 2,304 solar systems had been supported in South Australia by the former Coalition Government.

South Australia’s top 5 solar postcodes Postcode Including the suburbs… Solar

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5162 Morphett Vale and Woodcroft 3612

5159 Aberfoyle Park, Chandlers Hill, Flagstaff Hill and Happy Valley 3585

5108 Paralowie and Salisbury 3001

5158 Hallett Cove, O'Halloran Hill, Sheidow Park and Trott Park 2875

5114 Andrews Farm, Blakeview, Craigmore, Gould Creek, Humbug Scrub, One Tree Hill, Sampson Flat, Smithfield, Uleybury and Yattalunga

2720

Federal Labor’s Solar Schools program has benefited 460 South Australian schools with more than 2040 kW of solar capacity installed and helping reduce school power bills.

In 1941 CSIRO scientists made and patented the first solar hot water system, and there are now over 48,000 installed in South Australia with the support of the Renewable Energy Target scheme.

South Australia has 37 per cent of the nation’s wind capacity, and a total of 26 accredited renewable energy power stations. Just last year, these power stations generated about

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3.6 million renewable certificates under the Renewable Energy Target, worth more than $107 million at current market prices.

The Rudd Labor Government is supporting the growth of this industry through the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The CEFC has already announced an important investment in solar thermal technology for a greenhouse near Port Augusta. Sundrop Farms will use solar thermal power to desalinate seawater to provide irrigation for the production of tomatoes as well as to heat and cool the greenhouses.

While ARENA is already providing $145 million to support 10 projects in South Australia including $2.7 million to finance research into using microalgae to produce biodiesel and value end products and develop innovative bio-refinery processes. ARENA is also investing in South Australia’s important geothermal resources with $90 million support for Geodynamics to build a 25 megawatt Engineered Geothermal System demonstration power station in the Cooper Basin.

South Australians are a big part of the over 24,000 renewable energy jobs in the country. Federal Labor is committed to providing the framework to allow this industry to flourish and support ongoing employment and growth in the South Australian economy.

Energy Productivity

Over $19.3 million of carbon price revenue is being invested in 86 Clean Technology Program projects in South Australia with a total investment of over $48.1 million. This will save these manufacturing businesses more than $ 7.4 million in energy costs each year. Over the life of the investments save will save over 586,000 tonnes of carbon pollution, equivalent to taking 167,000 cars off the road for a year.

This investment is making South Australian manufacturing more productive and competitive in a clean energy future. For example providing $595,000 support for Trident Plastics’ $1.7 million investment to replace its existing moulds with more efficient moulds and modify two existing injection moulders from hydraulic to electric to reduce energy consumption. Trident Plastics will also significantly restructure their workflow to make use of the energy efficient injection moulders. The project is expected to reduce the carbon emissions intensity of Trident Plastics’ tooling line by 56 per cent and save them over $250,000 in energy costs each year.

The Community Energy Efficiency Program is providing $2.5 m to help 10 community and local government organisations in South Australia invest over $5.3 million in energy efficient technology. This includes about $820,000 to support Adelaide City Council’s $2.45 million upgrade to the Adelaide Aquatic Centre will involve installation of cogeneration, efficient boilers, pool covers and heat recovery, reducing the Centre’s energy costs by 40 per cent.

The Jobs and Competitiveness Program is also supporting key South Australian manufacturers like Arrium, Nyrstar, Penrice and Adelaide Brighton.

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Action on the Land

The Biodiversity Fund is supporting 53 projects in South Australia with a total investment of more than $51.2 million. This includes providing $1.9 million in support to Woodland BushBids, an innovative Conservation Auction that combines existing knowledge of native ecosystem priorities within the Murray-Darling Basin and market forces to determine the most cost effective areas on private lands where the largest gains in habitat enhancement can be made. This will build on previous success of BushBids, with this project focussing on woodlands including Buloke, Native Pine and grassy Gum and Box systems to target areas that are home to the largest number of threatened species.

The Rudd Labor Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) is providing economic rewards for farmers and landholders who take steps to reduce carbon pollution or store carbon in their trees and soils. SITA-Resource Co Alternative Fuels has already registered under Federal Labor’s CFI and created over 45,000 carbon credits, worth over $1 million at current prices.

There are 14 Carbon Farming Future projects in South Australia with a total investment of more than $6.4 million of carbon price revenue. For example providing $230,000 to support the University of Adelaide’s research to trial and demonstrate practices to reduce methane emissions from livestock in Meningie, South Australia.

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TASMANIA

Tasmania has some of Australia’s best hydro power resources and with Federal Labor’s support these resources are being harnessed, helping power Tasmanian industry with clean renewable energy.

Renewable Energy

Tasmania is already leading the way with renewable energy, with some of Australia’s best hydro power resources. There are now 34 Hydro power projects registered in Tasmania producing clean energy, creating jobs and providing valuable income flows to the Tasmanian economy.

There are now over 15,900 rooftop solar panels in Tasmania, generating over 50 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year, enough to fully power over 6,500 Tasmanian households. This means solar has been taken up by 1 on 13 Tasmanian households. When The Rudd Labor Government came to power in 2007, just 67 solar systems had been supported in Tasmania by the former Coalition Government.

Tasmania’s top 5 solar postcodes Postcode Including the suburbs… Solar

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7250 Launceston and surrounds 1348

7310 Devonport and surrounds 612

7018 Bellerive, Howrah, Montagu Bay, Mornington, Rosny, Tranmere and Warrane 595

7030 Arthurs Lake, Bagdad, Flintstone, Granton, Lake Sorell, Liawenee, Miena, Pontville, Shannon, Tods Corner and Wilburville

471

7011 Austin’s Ferry, Berriedale, Chigwell and Claremont 430

Federal Labor’s Solar Schools program has benefited 148 Tasmanian schools with more than 950 kW of solar capacity installed and helping reduce school power bills.

In 1941 CSIRO scientists made and patented the first solar hot water system, and there are now over 8,700 installed in Tasmania with the support of the Renewable Energy Target scheme.

Tasmania has a total of 50 accredited renewable energy power stations. Just last year, these power stations generated over 1.66 million renewable certificates under the Renewable Energy Target, worth about $50 million at current market prices.

The Rudd Labor Government is supporting the growth of this industry through the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy

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Agency (ARENA). The CEFC has already announced an innovative partnership with the Commonwealth bank to provide finance for energy efficient investments. The CEFC and the Commonwealth Bank will each provide $50 million to provide loans to help fund a wide spectrum of equipment such as energy efficient lighting, industrial refrigeration, heat exchangers, energy efficient motors, pumps and fans, solar panels and cogeneration plants.

While ARENA is already providing $15.3 million to support the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project. This grant is supporting an investment worth over $45 million which will see a significant improvement to the existing King Island power station, providing residents with reliable renewable energy whilst reducing generating revenue for the State of Tasmania. The project aims to develop a world leading power system on King Island, with renewable energy set to account for over 65 per cent of the islands energy needs and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 95 per cent.

The unique part of this system is the integration of technologies. Although the renewable generation sources are mature (wind, solar, bio diesel) the enabling and storage technologies are new and emerging - the way these technologies are being used and integrated is world leading.

Tasmanians are a big part of the over 24,000 renewable energy jobs in the country. Labor is committed to providing the framework to allow this industry to flourish and support ongoing employment and growth in the Tasmanian economy.

Energy Productivity

Over $13.1 million of carbon price revenue is being invested in 11 Clean Technology Program projects in Tasmania with a total investment of over $56.2 million. This will save these manufacturing businesses more than $ 5.48 million in energy costs each year. Over the life of the investments save will save over 365,000 tonnes of carbon pollution, equivalent to taking 104,000 cars off the road for a year. This investment is making Tasmanian manufacturing more productive and competitive in a clean energy future.

For example the Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program is investing $9.8 million to support Lion-Beer, Spirits and Wine to relocate and consolidate its beer production from Western Australia and South Australia to Launceston Tasmania. The project represents a $42 million investment in Launceston’s economy. This project is expected to reduce the carbon emissions intensity of the beer production by 36 per cent and will result in savings in energy costs of around $3.8 million per year.

The Community Energy Efficiency Program is providing $1 million to help 6 community and local government organisations in Tasmania invest over $1.8 million in energy efficient technology. This includes $150,000 to support the Meander Valley Council’s $226,000 Energy-Wise Warmth program. This program will increase the energy efficiency in three of Meander Valley's highest energy consuming buildings. Combined improvements to space heating, hot water, glazing, lighting, draft proofing and insulation will cut overall energy use at Council managed facilities by 37 per cent.

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The Jobs and Competitiveness Program is also supporting key Tasmanian manufacturers like Nyrstar, Grange Resources, Bell Bay Smelter, Norske Skog and TEMCo deal with the impact of the carbon price.

Action on the Land

The Biodiversity Fund is supporting 15 projects in Tasmania with a total investment of more than $7.3 million. This includes $1.7 million for Landcare Tasmania to support landowners and community groups to develop projects that store and protect and enhance biodiverse carbon in critical conservation landscapes.

Under the CFI, farmers and landfill operators are able to earn credits by reducing carbon pollution or storing carbon in trees and soil or by reducing carbon pollution from landfill waste and then sell these to the 370 large businesses that are covered under the emissions trading scheme.

There are currently 3 CFI projects registered in Tasmania. This includes the Glenorchy Landfill gas power station, which will reduce carbon pollution by capturing and combusting methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.

The expansion of the CFI is being supported by the Carbon Farming Futures program, which supports farmers and researchers to develop ways to improve agricultural practices and reduce carbon pollution. There are 2 Carbon Farming Future projects in Tasmania with a total investment of more than $665,000 of carbon price revenue. For example $430,000 is being provided to the University of Tasmania to trial and demonstrate improved grazing management strategies to improve pasture cover and increase sequestration of soil carbon in Tasmania.

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VICTORIA

Victoria has some of Australia’s best wind power resources and with Federal Labor’s support these resources are starting to be harnessed, helping power Victorian industry with clean renewable energy. Victoria is home to the 420 megawatt (MW) Macarthur wind farm, which is currently the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Renewable Energy

There are now over 190,000 rooftop solar panels in Victoria, generating over 500 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year, enough to fully power over 100,000 Victorian households. When the Rudd Labor Government came to power in 2007, just 1,453 solar systems had been supported in Victoria by the former Coalition Government.

Victoria’s top 5 solar postcodes Postcode Including the suburbs… Solar

Panels

3029 Hoppers Crossing, Tarneit and Truganina 3894

3030 Chartwell, Cocoroc, Derrimut, Point Cook, Quandong and Werribee 3435

3977 Cannons Creek, Cranbourne, Devon Meadows, Five Ways, Junction Village and Skye 3175

3023 Caroline Springs, Deer Park and Burnside 2597

3805 Narre Warren 2226

Federal Labor’s Solar Schools program has benefited 1,128 Victorian schools with more than 8,550 kW of solar capacity installed and helping reduce school power bills.

In 1941 CSIRO scientists made and patented the first solar hot water system, and there are now 170,000 installed in Victoria with the support of the Renewable Energy Target scheme.

Victoria has a total of 68 accredited renewable energy power stations. Just last year, these power stations generated over 2.1 million renewable certificates under the Renewable Energy Target, worth more than $64 million at current market prices.

The Rudd Labor Government is supporting the growth of this industry through the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The CEFC has already announced an important investment of $50 million to help refinance the Macarthur wind farm, Australia’s largest wind farm.

While ARENA is already providing $156 million to support 11 projects and total investment of $343 million, this includes $66.5 million to Victorian Wave Partners, one of Australia’s leading wave power companies. This project, based in Portland, will invest $233 million in

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order to build a 19 megawatt ocean energy demonstration power station using Ocean Power Technologies ‘PowerBuoy’ technology.

Victorians are a big part of the over 24,000 renewable energy jobs in the country. Federal Labor is committed to providing the framework to allow this industry to flourish and support ongoing employment and growth in the Victorian economy.

Energy Productivity

Over $80 million of carbon price revenue is being invested in 149 Clean Technology Program projects in Victoria with a total investment of $242 million. This will save these manufacturing businesses more than $ 22.5 million in energy costs each year. Over the life of the investments, these projects will save over 4.3 million tonnes of carbon pollution, equivalent to taking over 1.2 million cars off the road for a year. This investment is making Victorian manufacturing more productive and competitive in a clean energy future.

For example $8 million is being provided to Toyota to install a 7.8MW natural gas tri-generation plant and a 0.5MW solar photovoltaic system at its manufacturing site in Altona North. The project is expected to reduce the carbon emissions intensity of this facility by 23 per cent and will result in savings of around $2.3 million in energy costs per year.

The Community Energy Efficiency Program is providing $41.7 m to help 51 community and local government organisations in Victoria invest over $85 million in energy efficient technology. This includes $16,500 for the Community Living and Respite Services to invest $33,000 to replace its existing light fittings existing 137 light fittings and 247 fluorescent bulbs with LED fittings and panels.

The Jobs and Competitiveness Program is also supporting key Victorian manufacturers like Visy, Alcoa, Shell, Australian Paper, Qenos, Coogee Chemicals and Arrium.

Action on the Land

The Biodiversity Fund is supporting 49 projects in Victoria with a total investment of more than $45.2 million. This includes more than $1.8 million to the Trustee for Nature, Glenelg, to return water to 600 hectares of drained wetlands at suitable sites and undertake wetland revegetation, monitoring and ecological recovery. This project will work with local farmers to help restore the previously widespread and biologically diverse wetlands in South West Victoria that have been degraded by drainage and clearance for agricultural development.

The Rudd Labor Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) is providing economic rewards for farmers and landholders who take steps to reduce carbon pollution or store carbon in their trees and soils. The CFI is creating new income streams for farmers, new jobs for rural and regional Australia and strong incentives to identify and implement low-cost methods of pollution reduction.

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There are currently 13 CFI projects registered in Victoria. Last year these projects created over 459,000 carbon credits worth over $10.5 million at current market prices. This includes Boral’s Deer Park Biogas to Energy Project, which will reduce carbon pollution by capturing and combusting methane, and to generate electricity to help power Boral’s facilities.

The expansion of the CFI is being supported by the Carbon Farming Futures program, which supports farmers and researchers to develop ways to improve agricultural practices and reduce carbon pollution. There are 24 Carbon Farming Future projects in Victoria with a total investment of more than $15.4 million of carbon price revenue. For example the program is providing $428,000 to Yarram Yarram Landcare to trial improved rotational grazing management practices to increase sequestration of soil carbon on the Gippsland Plains, Victoria.

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Western Australia has huge potential for renewable and clean energy, with world leading researchers developing systems to develop power from waves. Western Australian industry is already investing in clean and efficient technologies as part of Australia’s move to a clean energy future.

Renewable Energy

There are now over 142,000 rooftop solar panels in Western Australia, generating over 440 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year, enough to fully power around 90,000 Western Australian households. When The Rudd Labor Government came to power in 2007, just 439 solar systems had been supported in Western Australia by the former Coalition Government.

Western Australia’s top 5 solar postcodes Postcode Including the suburbs… Solar

Panels

6210 Mandurah and surrounds 6962

6065 Ashby, Hocking, Jandabup, Landsdale, Mariginiup, Melaleuca, Pearsall, Tapping, Wangara and Wanneroo 4469

6155 Canning Vale and Willetton 4385

6164 Atwell, Aubin Grove, Banjup, Beeliar, Hammond Park, Jandakot, South Lake, Success and Yangebup 3721

6163 Bibra Lake, Coolbellup, Hamilton Hill, Hilton, Kardinya, North Lake, O'Connor, Samson and Spearwood 3211

Federal Labor’s Solar Schools program has benefited 542 Western Australian schools with more than 4180 kW of solar capacity installed and helping reduce school power bills.

In 1941 CSIRO scientists made and patented the first solar hot water system, and there are now over 124,000 installed in Western Australia with the support of the Renewable Energy Target scheme.

Western Australia has a total of 48 accredited renewable energy power stations. Just last year, these power stations generated over 1.56 million renewable certificates under the Renewable Energy Target, worth about $47 million at current market prices.

The Rudd Labor Government is supporting the growth of this industry through the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The CEFC has already announced an innovative partnership with the Commonwealth Bank to provide finance for energy efficient investments. The CEFC and the Commonwealth Bank will each provide $50 million to provide loans to help fund a wide spectrum of equipment such as energy efficient lighting, industrial refrigeration, heat exchangers, energy efficient motors, pumps and fans, solar panels and cogeneration plants.

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At the same time, ARENA is already providing $19.2 million to support 3 projects in Western Australia. This includes over $13 million investment in Carnegie Wave Energy’s Wave Energy Project. This project will develop and demonstrate a pilot scale grid connected wave energy facility, with initial power supplied to the grid in 2013.

Western Australians are a big part of the over 24,000 renewable energy jobs in the country. Federal Labor is committed to providing the framework to allow this industry to flourish and support ongoing employment and growth in the Western Australian economy.

Energy Productivity

Over $43 million of carbon price revenue is being invested in 78 Clean Technology Program projects in Western Australia with a total investment of over $132.7 million. This will save these manufacturing businesses more than $21.9 million in energy costs each year. Over the life of the investments save will save over 2.4 million tonnes of carbon pollution, equivalent to taking 690,000 cars off the road for a year. This investment is making Western Australian manufacturing more productive and competitive in a clean energy future.

For example, the Rudd Labor Government is investing $10 million to support Austral Bricks to establish a new efficient facility in Waterloo, Western Australia. The new facility will be more efficient and will be partially fuelled by sawdust. The project is expected to reduce the carbon emissions of brick making by 71 per cent and will save Austral $6.9 million in energy costs per year.

The Community Energy Efficiency Program is providing $14.3 million to help 23 community and local government organisations in Western Australia invest over $28.8 million in energy efficient technology. This includes providing $960,000 support for the Cerebral Palsy Association of Western Australia to invest $1.4 million to invest in new air conditioning systems and a geothermal space heating and cooling system. The project will use the bores created to provide heating water for the pool, further increasing the energy savings of the project.

The Jobs and Competitiveness Program is also supporting key Western Australian manufacturers like Alcoa, Doral, Simcoa, Woodside, BHP, Minara Resources, CITIC, Coogee Chemicals, Tronox and CSBP.

Action on the Land

The Biodiversity Fund is supporting 30 projects in Western Australia with a total investment of more than $44.4 million. This includes $500,000 to the Save the Black Cockatoo foundation to restore declining northern jarrah-marri forest, a globally significant biodiversity hot spot. Restoring this forest will increase the resilience of this fragile vegetation complex and provide connecting corridors for endangered native wildlife.

The Rudd Labor Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) is providing economic rewards for farmers and landholders who take steps to reduce carbon pollution or store carbon in

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their trees and soils. The CFI is creating new income streams for farmers, new jobs for rural and regional Australia and strong incentives to identify and implement low-cost methods of pollution reduction. There are currently 6 CFI projects registered in Western Australia. Last year these projects created over 262,000 carbon credits worth over $6 million at current market prices. This includes the LMS Energy Landfill power generation facilities in Cardup and Mirrabooka. These projects capture methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and then combust the methane to reduce emissions and generate clean power.

The expansion of the CFI is being supported by the Carbon Farming Futures program, which supports farmers and researchers to develop ways to improve agricultural practices and reduce carbon pollution. There are 17 Carbon Farming Future projects in Western Australia with a total investment of more than $9.9 million of carbon price revenue. For example providing $520,000 to trial and demonstrate methods to increase sequestration of soil carbon and reduce nitrous fertiliser use in Western Australia’s wheatbelt.