It was recently announced by the Labor Government that the Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association (AVWA), together with the Yarra Energy Foundation, would get funding from the second round of the $20 million NEJF.
A press statement published on the website of the Victoria State Government mentioned that the aim of the project is to boost the uptake of renewable energy by making use of the Vietnamese language to encourage nearly 86,000 residents and businesses in the Vietnamese community.
According to Lily D’Ambrosio, the Minister for Energy, Environment, and Climate Change, the particular project would also extend financing options to aid the community members in acquiring solar energy.
The applicants to the second round of the $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund provided the Labor Government with innovative ideas for projects that would help achieve a clean energy future and support in placing Victoria as a leader in adapting and achieving new energy technologies.
The press release also stated, “The fund is a key component of our $200 million Future Industries Fund to support high growth, high-value industries, such as the new energy technologies sector that are critical to securing Victoria’s future as a competitive, innovative, and outward-looking economy.”
The New Energy Jobs Fund is just one of the various methods of the Labor Government to assist businesses and communities in Victoria to develop projects that could help in generating jobs and back up a clean energy future.
For the second round of the NEJF, the Labor Government has received 50 applications which yielded to having 21 successful projects with an accumulated total of $6.7 million in grants.
The Minister for Energy, Environment, and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio stated, “This project combines the AVWA’s expertise in translation and community engagement with the Yarra Energy Foundation’s track record in delivering solar projects. Renewable energy is vital to Victoria’s energy future – making energy supplies cleaner, attracting investment, and creating jobs.”
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