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.

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