Media Release: City of Melbourne vision unlocks sustainability across Australia

One of Australia’s most innovative finance structures, established by the City of Melbourne to power investment in environmental outcomes by businesses, is being recapitalised and expanded across Australia.

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Introducing the Sustainable Australia Fund

The Sustainable Melbourne Fund is now the Sustainable Australia Fund

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New energy savings sweep agriculture

energy savings for farmers

Farmers and agricultural businesses across Australia feeling the pinch from rising energy prices are taking action, with support and advice from SMF making the process easy. They are among some of the latest business we’ve been working with to improve their energy productivity through environmental upgrade finance, with some great results….

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ARENA expands SMF partnership, growing councils offering innovative sustainable finance

Sustainable Melbourne Fund (SMF) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) are expanding of their partnership, to double the number of local governments offering innovative low-cost loans for businesses to make upgrades that cut emissions and energy costs….

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Victorian Government joins SMF to save businesses thousands on energy

More small to medium enterprises will find out about Environmental Upgrade Finance with SMF’s new collaborative agreement with the state Government.

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Benefits of EUAs Expand Across Victoria as state-wide EUA legislation becomes law

SMF are proud to offer EUA services that provide a faster, simpler and smarter way to undertake building upgrades.

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UPDATE – Victorian EUA legislation

The Victorian Government passed the Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA) legislation through the lower house with both major parties and the Greens supporting it. The bill is now on the agenda of the upper house for debate….

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Solar installation distilled – look for 25c/kWh

Modelling undertaken by SMF has revealed it makes good business sense to install solar, and the magic number is…

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Melbourne businesses join the solar ranks

Melbourne businesses, fed-up with energy bills draining their cash flow, are now getting the sun to power their profits, joining 3.1 million Australians who already live or work under solar panels.

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Negative energy pricing when the sun is out

Last week the carbon tax debate pointed the spot light on energy pricing and the costs of distribution and recent statistics indicate that renewable energy is playing a significant role

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