Australia Govt to ‘turbocharge’ low emission tech with $1bn injection


The Morrison Government is set to accelerate low emission technology development following the creation of a $1bn technology fund.

The Low Emissions Technology Commercialisation Fund (the Fund) intends to combine $500m of new capital for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) with the other half supplied from private sector investors.

With a goal to reach net zero by 2050, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that the plan focuses on technology, not taxed, and the Fund backs early stage Australian companies to find new solutions.

“Australia can become a world leader in creating low emissions technology that is both affordable and scalable, helping get emissions down while creating jobs,” he added.

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