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Carbon Price and Energy Efficiency

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Carbon Price and Energy Efficiency

Carbon Price

The Australian Government has introduced a carbon price into the Australian economy as part of their climate change plan for cutting carbon pollution and supporting industries and households to reduce their emissions.

To help communicate the plan to everyone the Clean Energy Future website www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au has been developed with information on carbon price; renewable energy; energy efficiency; and land use.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has prepared Carbon price claims – Guide for business, to assist businesses understand their rights, obligations and responsibilities in relation to making claims about the impact of a carbon price.  The guide for business is intended to provide initial assistance to businesses in preparing for the implementation of the carbon pricing mechanism.

There is also a new ACCC Carbon Price Claims Hotline, 1300 303 609, and an online carbon price claim form which will make it easier for consumers and businesses to complain if they suspect false price claims are being made about the carbon price.

In 2012 the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts ran a couple of Carbon Price Forums centring on de-mystifying the Australian Government’s carbon price package. There were also presentations on how business and community leaders have reduced their carbon emissions and significantly cut costs.
 
View the presentations from the forum:

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