The world’s ecosystems are fragile. They are under threat from climate change, global warming, pollution, ozone depletion and deforestation.
In Australia the government understands the positive effect that adopting sustainable practices can have in preserving the world. It is committed to identifying and implementing market leading environmentally sustainable policies which reduce the impact on the environment.
In seeking to improve our environmental performance, we will focus specifically on reducing our paper consumption, electricity consumption, the amount of waste we send to landfill, and our carbon emissions.
Available Government Incentives
Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs)
- Under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, eligible systems are entitled to a number of small-scale technology certificates (STCs). As a guide, one STC is equal to one megawatt hour of eligible renewable electricity either generated or displaced by the system.
Large-scale Generation Certificates (LGCs)
- Accredited renewable energy power stations are entitled to create large-scale generation certificates based on the amount of eligible renewable electricity they produce above their baseline. As a guide, one large-scale generation certificate is equal to one megawatt hour of eligible renewable electricity.
Energy Saving Certificates (ESCs)
- An energy savings certificate is a tradable certificate created under Division 7 of Part 9 of the Electricity Supply Act 1995. Each energy savings certificate represents one notional megawatt hour (MWh) of energy.
Victorian energy efficiency certificates (VEECs)
- Victorian energy efficiency certificates (VEECs) are electronic certificates created that represent one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) abated by specified energy saving activities known as Prescribed Activities.