Low carbon communities: energy efficiency that supports households
The design of two streams of the Low Carbon Communities initiative is open for public consultation, with members of the public invited to provide submissions by 5.00pm (AEST) on 21 October 2011.
Low Carbon Communities is part of the Government’s plan for a Clean Energy Future. Low Carbon Communities aims to support and encourage communities and households to understand and improve their energy efficiency.
Included in the Low Carbon Communities initiative are:
- The Low Income Energy Efficiency Program, which will provide grants to consortia of community, government and energy organisations to trial ways of improving energy efficiency in low income households;
- The Community Energy Efficiency Program, which will provide grants to help local councils and community organisations undertake energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits to council and community-use buildings and facilities;
- The Household Energy and Financial Sustainability Scheme, and the Charities Maritime and Aviation Support Program.
- Energy efficiency is one of the elements of the Government’s Clean Energy Future plan. It involves conserving energy use, avoiding waste and working smarter. For more information on energy efficiency, visit
Community input is key to ensuring the programs meet the needs of Australian households and communities.
Public submissions on the consultation papers are due by 5.00pm (AEST) on 21 October 2011. For more information or to access the consultation papers visit the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency website.