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Federal programs to help reduce energy consumption

Federal minister for climate change and energy efficiency Greg Combet has announced renewed funding for energy efficient programs looking to promote smarter use of energy and lowering electricity prices.

One such program is the Low Income Energy Efficient Program (LIEEP), which is a $100 million program designed to provide advice and assistance about reducing energy usage and improving efficiency for those who are in low income brackets.

The parliamentary secretary for climate change and energy efficiency Mark Dreyfus said that these programs are for the good of the community.

"The LIEEP grants are targeted directly at households that need practical help to improve energy efficiency to cope with the rising cost of living.

"LIEEP supports the most vulnerable in making smart energy choices to improve living standards while reducing energy use," he said.

Another program is the Energy Efficiency Information Grants (EEIG), which is designed for small and medium sized businesses and allows them to receive tailored information about they can reduce their energy usage and improve efficiency without affecting productivity.

Dreyfus said that these programs are all in the name of reducing our carbon output through a clean energy future and improve our living standards across the board.

Posted by Charlie Moore