Freeze on AusIndustry clean energy grant programs

The government appears to have "paused" its $1.2b Clean Technology Program grants only months after the program commenced.

Quite astounding news today is that the Federal Government’s Commercialisation Australia scheme has confirmed that “no new grants are being written”, with the government apparently diving headlong into a budget clampdown (they refer to it as a “pause”) across a range of industry sectors.

Importantly for the solar sector,  the $1 billion Clean Technology Investment Fund , run by Climate Change Minister Greg Combet’s ministry is one of the halted programs.


{{ twilioFailed ? 'SMS Code Failed to Send…' : 'SMS Code Sent…' }}

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you've already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to activate your membership

We cannot send you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

If you didn't receive SMS code please

SMS code cannot be sent due to: {{ twilioStatus }}

Please select one of the options below:

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Verify your mobile number to unlock a FREE trial

Please sign up for full access

Updating information

Please wait ...

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

The email address you entered is registered with InvestSMART.

Please login or select "Don't know password"

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Register as a new member

(using a different email)

Related Articles