Wednesday, July 24, 2024

ACT warms to sustainable household scheme

The ACT Government says its Sustainable Household Scheme has reached a significant milestone, with over 20,000 Canberra households having now applied to participate in the Scheme to make their homes more energy efficient.

The Scheme has approved $200 million in loans and supported the installation of almost 17,000 sustainable upgrades since it commenced in July 2021.

Through the Scheme, Canberrans have access to zero-interest loans and rebates for a range of energy-saving upgrades, including efficient heating and cooling, cooktop and hot water systems, solar panels, battery storage, electric vehicles and ceiling insulation.

“As a world leader in climate action, the ACT is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2045. The Sustainable Household Scheme is a key part of our strategy, and the success we are seeing demonstrates the power of collective action,” said ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr.

“This milestone is a testament to the dedication and leadership of our community in tackling climate change. Canberrans are leading the way, showing that transitioning to a clean energy future is achievable and beneficial for everyone.”

To celebrate the milestone, the ACT Government has launched a new Sustainable Household Scheme Dashboard. The interactive tool allows users to explore the impact of the Scheme across the ACT, including:

  1. Which suburbs are leading the charge in sustainability;
  2. What’s the most popular upgrade in your neighbourhood;
  3. The number and types of upgrades being installed.

“We are committed to supporting Canberrans in their transition to a cleaner future, and this new dashboard will help us track our progress and share the success stories of our community,” said Mr Barr.

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