ARENA expands SMF partnership, growing councils offering innovative sustainable finance

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Sustainable Melbourne Fund (SMF) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) are expanding of their partnership, to double the number of local governments offering innovative low-cost loans for businesses to make upgrades that cut emissions and energy costs….

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Victorian Government joins SMF to save businesses thousands on energy

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More small to medium enterprises will find out about Environmental Upgrade Finance with SMF’s new collaborative agreement with the state Government.

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Benefits of EUAs Expand Across Victoria as state-wide EUA legislation becomes law

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SMF are proud to offer EUA services that provide a faster, simpler and smarter way to undertake building upgrades.

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UPDATE – Victorian EUA legislation

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The Victorian Government passed the Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA) legislation through the lower house with both major parties and the Greens supporting it. The bill is now on the agenda of the upper house for debate….

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Solar installation distilled – look for 25c/kWh

Modelling undertaken by SMF has revealed it makes good business sense to install solar, and the magic number is…

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Melbourne businesses join the solar ranks

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Melbourne businesses, fed-up with energy bills draining their cash flow, are now getting the sun to power their profits, joining 3.1 million Australians who already live or work under solar panels.

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Negative energy pricing when the sun is out

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Last week the carbon tax debate pointed the spot light on energy pricing and the costs of distribution and recent statistics indicate that renewable energy is playing a significant role

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Better Building Finance

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Sustainable Melbourne Fund is proud to announce the launching of a new website dedicated to EUA Finance. BetterBuildingFinance.com.au is a joint initiative of ClimateWorks Australia and Sustainable Melbourne Fund.

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SME Solar

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Over the past month the City Of Melbourne has hosted BBQ lunches in Port Melbourne and Kensington to showcase the application of solar installations for small industrial facilities. In one example, Polivac International, the makers…

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EUA Expansion for Victoria

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On Wednesday the Victorian parliament is set to debate legislation to enable EUAs to be available in all 79 Councils and Shires throughout the state.  Should this bill be passed an enormous economic opportunity for

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