New $3.5 billion investment in climate solutions

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25 February 2018

The Climate Solutions Package was announced under the Department of the Environment and Energy (DEE). The climate change and energy function transferred to our department as a result of Administrative Arrangements Order made on 5 December 2019 with effect from 1 February 2020.

The Australian Government has announced the $3.5 billion Climate Solutions Package. The investment builds on existing climate change mitigation policies to deliver on Australia’s 2030 Paris Agreement commitments.

The package includes: 

  • the Climate Solutions Fund, a $2 billion investment to continue investment in low cost abatement 
  • support for a range of new energy efficiency measures for homes, businesses and community organisations 
  • funding to develop a national strategy for electric vehicles that will examine public and private charging infrastructure, integration with the electricity system, industry opportunities and barriers to uptake
  • further investment and support pumped hydro projects like Snowy 2.0 and Marinus Link.

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