One-off grants are now available to Local Government Councils in the Northern Territory thanks to a $2 million State Government investment.

Lighting upgrades, shade structures, renewable energy power systems, pool covers to reduce evaporation, solar hot water systems and energy efficient pumps are some of the initiatives councils could implement to help to reduce energy use and greenhouse emissions costs.

Local Government Councils throughout the Territory have until 5 April to apply for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Grant funding.

Minister for Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Gerry McCarthy, said “Our Roadmap to Renewables report recommended a target of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030 for household and business electricity costs, and this program will support such energy innovation.

“This investment will encourage councils to move to better energy efficient infrastructure and products, and will also help to reduce costs to consumers and taxpayers.”

Lauren Butler

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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