Small businesses are getting support from the Australian Government to cut energy costs in the recovery phase from COVID-19.
Through the government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program (EECP), 336 small businesses have been awarded grants of up to $20,000 to upgrade to more energy-efficient equipment, carrying out energy audits or installing energy-monitoring equipment.
The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, said the government was focused on bringing down the cost of energy for small businesses.
‘Energy bills are a significant overhead for many small businesses. These grants will help small businesses all around Australia pay less on their energy bills, helping them keep their doors open, expand their business and employ more Australians.’
Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, said helping small businesses lower their energy costs is critical for them to prosper and create more jobs.
‘Employing over 6 million Australians, our 3.5 million small businesses contribute over $418 billion to our national economy,’ Minister Cash said.
See the Ministers’ joint media release for more information.