Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

Federal Grant for Sydney Semiconductor Manufacturer to Cut Energy Use, Reduce Pollution and Save Tens of Thousands of Dollars

09 August 2012

Technology company, Silanna Semiconductor, which makes microelectronic circuits for space and defence satellites, deep-space probes and mobile phone infrastructure, has been awarded a Federal Government grant worth nearly a quarter of a million dollars to reduce its energy use and cut carbon emissions intensity by more than 21 per cent.

Clean Energy Regulator Determination on Local Government List

15 June 2012

The Clean Energy Regulator has today made a determination on the number of local councils with landfill sites that could be emitting large amounts of methane and other gasses.

Communities Share in $42 Million for Smarter Energy Use

13 June 2012

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, today announced over $42 million in grants to improve energy efficiency across community buildings and facilities.

NSW Government's Scare Campaign on Council Rates is a $14 Million Dud

29 May 2012

The New South Wales Government has today confirmed that the Federal Government's household assistance package, on average, will cover council rate rises that might arise from the Clean Energy Future Plan.

Opportunities for local councils

22 May 2012

In recent weeks a number of local governments from around Australia have asked about how the carbon price will apply to pollution from local landfill sites and the potential impact this might have on rates for local communities.

Local Government Landfill A Chance to Cut Pollution and Earn Carbon Credits - Alga Forum to Clear Up Council Questions

23 April 2012

The Australian Government will join forces with the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) today to address questions from local government across Australia about cutting pollution and earning carbon credits when the carbon price on large landfills comes into effect in July.

Australia's Clean Energy Future Discussed In European Talks

18 April 2012

Australia’s move to a clean energy economy was discussed at the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate in Rome today, by federal Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus.

Low Pollution, Clean Energy Growth On Agenda For Japan Talks

14 April 2012

Economic growth in low pollution economies will be among the issues discussed when Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, represents Australia in climate change talks with representatives from the U.S., Russia, China and ASEAN nations in Tokyo this weekend.

Support To Fast Track The Development Of Carbon Farming Methodologies

12 April 2012

The Federal Government today published draft funding guidelines for the development of carbon farming methodologies.

Cutting Landfill Pollution an Opportunity to Generate Income for Councils and Landfill Operators

11 April 2012

The Australian public should not be misled by a scare campaign about the impact of the carbon price on landfill sites.