Day: 24 March 2020

Energy efficiency grants for dairy farmers

Energy efficiency grants for dairy farmers Tasmanian dairy farmers will soon be able to access grants to help with energy efficiency measures, including capital costs, with the State Government announcing a dairy-specific round of the On Farm Energy Audit and Capital Grants Program. The Tasmanian Government has also announced an additional $250,000 to fund grants …

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National body calls for greater high-pressure cleaning safety awareness

National body calls for greater high-pressure cleaning safety awareness An increase in the numbers of injuries throughout manufacturing and process industries using high-pressure cleaning equipment has prompted a national industry body to call for more awareness and training of Australian Standards. The Australasian High Pressure Water Jetting Association (AUSJET) said many industrial operators of high-pressure …

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Mackay irrigators take control of water scheme

Mackay irrigators take control of water scheme Mackay canegrowers on the Eton Irrigation Scheme are now in charge of their own water, giving them control of the distribution of 51,900ML across the irrigation scheme’s 193 pipelines and six pump stations. Member for Mackay, Julieanne Gilbert, said around 300 canegrowers would now decide as a cooperative …

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Plans for world-first solar hydro power plant in Victoria

Plans for world-first solar hydro power plant in Victoria The Australian Renewable Agency (ARENA) has announced $3 million in funding to conduct a technical and commercial feasibility study for a 4MW solar hydro power plant to be built in north-western Victoria. In a world-first, Melbourne based renewable energy startup, RayGen, is proposing to build a …

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Resources and energy exports surge forecast

Resources and energy exports surge forecast Australia’s resource and energy export earnings are forecast to set a record of $299 billion in 2019-20, an increase of $18 billion from 2018-19, and will play an important role in helping the Australian economy bounce back from COVID-19. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, said …

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