Australia and UK Take Big Step Into Energy Future

In a bid to increase power generation from renewable energy, Australia has put up some $400m in funds for two government programs – the Industry RAR program and the Community RAR program. Regional Australia’s Renewables, as the two initiatives are collectively called, includes plans to produce 150MW of electricity from renewable energy sources. Another objective is the building of at least 2 big-scale renewable energy facilities of no less than 10MW capacity.

The project is particularly focused on locating the new developments around the region and in the less accessible parts of the continent. With the initiatives, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency hope to foster advances in renewable energy solutions for off-grid communities. In addition, the government will be looking at ways of incorporating renewable energy into the consumer electrical supply, such as through the use of energy storage systems.

Over in the United Kingdom, energy innovation has received a massive fillip – to the tune of £19 million. Specifically, the Department of Energy and Climate Change has provided the pot of money to fund fresh ideas in energy efficiency, energy storage, and low carbon generation. With the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, promising solutions in green technology will be introduced to the market. The public and private sector are eligible for the program, which “will get ideas off the ground and into the market, create new green jobs, and help the UK get ahead in the innovation global race,” according to Energy Secretary Edward Davey.

To submit your proposal for the Regional Australia’s Renewables program, click here.

To submit your proposal for the UK Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, click here.

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