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ANNOUNCING THE 5X4 HAYES LANE PROJECT

Direct Energy Australia is proud to be an official Project Partner of the 5 x 4 Hayes Lane Project. The project goal is to build a super energy efficient dwelling in the heart of Melbourne that showcases latest designs and proven energy efficient technologies. By transforming the under-used laneway into a sustainable, small footprint, high…

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2012 Australian Geothermal Energy Conference

Speakers with extensive geothermal experience from around the world are being engaged to share their knowledge with you on all aspects of the geothermal energy sector in Australia including: Case Studies Geosciences Drilling Technologies Reservoir Engineering Power Conversion including Direct Use Ground Source Heat Pumps Regulation and legislation (including environment and community) Investment and finance

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Government Rebates

Government rebates for the installation of Geothermal Heating & Cooling are available in regional Victoria through the Four Seasons Energy Pilot Program.

Feasibility studies: Funding will be provided for community groups, councils and businesses for feasibility studies into using these new energy technologies in comparison to other combined heating and cooling options.

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GSHP Installation for CSIRO’s ASKAP

Installation of GSHP cooling system for CSIRO’s ASKAP for which the Prime Minister has awarded funding on 9 Jun 2010.

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Critical Policy update – GSHP inclusion in RET

Read the latest Report to the Council of Australian Governments’ Select Council on Climate Change.

Chapter 2.4, p.22 demonstrates that GSHP is moving in the right direction ! 

Seventeen of the submissions to this paper supported the inclusion of GSHP in the RET scheme. Various submissions refer to the technology as ground source heat pumps, direct use geothermal heating and cooling systems.

One of the primary reasons given for inclusion of this technology is that it is a form of heat pump, similar to air-sourced heat pumps that are already eligible under the RET, and utilises geothermal energy which is recognised as a renewable energy source under the RET scheme.

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