Have your say on NSW's environmental future

Published 3rd November, 2016 in Environment

A new $500 million funding package will support innovative environmental programs.

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A nation-leading $500 million funding package will support a range of innovative environmental programs with a focus on job creation and consumer savings.

Have your say on the draft strategic plan for the $500 million investment package and the draft plan to Save NSW Energy and Money, plus the accompanying policy framework.

The policy framework sets out an aspirational goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, consistent with the Australian Government’s commitment to the Paris Agreement, and complementing Australia’s existing national targets.

NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman said the two draft plans set out significant new measures.

"The first sets out possible investment actions to stimulate investment in advanced energy in NSW, to build climate resilience and to help households and businesses use energy more efficiently,” Mr Speakman said.

“The second draft plan is a more detailed savings plan that proposes ambitious measures to help households save up to $7.8 billion on their energy bills by 2050, while proposing ways to help vulnerable families save energy and money.”

The second draft plan will also help businesses and industry save up to $9.1 billion more on their energy bills by 2050.

“The $500 million package represents a meaningful, responsible and measured investment that is consistent with and optimises the Federal Government’s emissions reduction policy,” Mr Speakman said.

View the draft climate change and energy savings plans and have your say

Published 3rd November, 2016 in Environment