14 June 2012
The response to the recently launched $800 million Clean Technology Investment Program and the $200 million Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program has been understandably fierce.
Many businesses are struggling to marry the constant demand for the latest processing technologies with strigent and ever shifting environmental standards. The new investment programs from AusIndustry are striving to bridge this gap and help manufacturers successfully navigate into a progressive, yet sustainable future.
With new projects already being announced as a direct result of these types of investment programs (Dalby saleyards set for $12m upgrade) we are reminding everyone that there is a road show of free public information sessions, facilitated by AusIndustry and Climate Change, already underway across the country.
The cleanenergyfuture.gov.au website states that the Clean Technology Investment programs will provide assistance to help manufacturers make the transition to a low carbon economy and assist businesses to invest in energy efficient capital equipment and low emissions technologies, processes and products.
They go on to say how this is important, as the world moves to reduce carbon pollution, improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions will help our firms to reduce costs and gain a competitive advantage. Assuring us that at an individual level, these changes are good for a business. At a national level they will help secure the future of manufacturing in this country and move us towards a clean energy future.
Is your facility ready to meet the challenge of manufacturing in the face of carbon tax and rapidly advancing processing technologies? These infomation sessions could hold the key.
For further information check out the AusIndustry website or call 13 28 46.