NSW Government helps businesses make the switch to renewable energy

The NSW Government will support businesses wanting to switch to 100 per cent renewable energy or achieve an emissions reduction target.

The government, as part of its Clean energy strategies for business project, will provide $10,000 to businesses wanting to develop a clean energy strategy for their organisation.

“Due to changing regulatory, technology and market conditions there is uncertainty among businesses concerning how best to achieve ambitious emissions reductions or 100 per cent renewable energy targets, and to date there are no known examples of how such targets have been met by businesses in NSW,” the NSW Department of Industry said.

“The expression of interest is open to all NSW businesses that have an appetite for being powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, or achieving a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target such as net zero emissions.

“Working in collaboration with external advisors, businesses will be supported to identify opportunities to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy or an emissions reduction target, and also to develop a strategy to reach this goal.

“This may include evaluating energy productivity projects, on-site solar or other renewable energy, off-site procurement of renewable energy or purchasing carbon emission offsets.”

The findings from this project will be shared with the broader business sector on completion of the project.

The project will commence in February 2017 and finish in June 2017.

The NSW Government will provide funding of up to $10,000 per business and each participating business will need to contribute $5000 to the project.

Businesses must register interest in the project by 5pm, January 20.