SMARTER, CLEANER ENERGY USE IS KEY TO G H VARLEY’S SUCCESS
THE HON GREG COMBET AM MP
Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Minister for Industry and Innovation
Federal Member for Charlton
SHARON GRIERSON MP
Federal Member for Newcastle
8 June 2012
Local manufacturer G H Varley will receive a grant of almost $144,000 from the Federal Government to invest in new energy efficient equipment at their Tomago plant.
The Minister for Industry and Innovation, Greg Combet, and the Member for Newcastle, Sharon Grierson, will visit the plant today to see first-hand how the grant will help the company transform its operations, reduce its energy emissions, and save on its power bills.
“This grant will enable G H Varley to completely replace an outdated and inefficient air conditioning system and increase plant efficiency,” Ms Grierson said.
“This is a business renowned for manufacturing clean, innovative technologies; and this grant is supporting them to extend this initiative to their own plant.”
The funding will be delivered through the $1 billion Clean Technology Investment Program – part of the Government’s broader Clean Energy policy. The project at G H Varley will reduce the company’s carbon emissions intensity by 18.9 per cent.
Mr Combet said G H Varley will match the Government’s investment dollar for dollar.
“These grants are about helping businesses become more efficient, more competitive and more sustainable,” Mr Combet said.
“That’s exactly what this investment here at G H Varley will do.”
The grant is one of 13 announced by the Minister through the $800 million Clean Technology Investment Program and the $200 million Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program.
Applications are open for further rounds of the program. For more information visit www.ausindustry.gov.au or contact AusIndustry on 13 28 46.