NSW Climate Change Fund programs

Through the Climate Change Fund, the NSW Government is investing $1.4 billion between 2017 and 2022.

The Fund has several key programs including:

Delivering energy savings and reducing emissions

The NSW Government is providing energy bill relief for households and businesses through programs to promote energy efficiency.

We are helping improve energy efficiency through:

  • $49.9 million for energy saving upgrades for social housing clients and discounts to replace inefficient fridges and TVs for concession card holders
  • $5.1 million for discounts on high efficiency fixed appliances
  • $13.8 million for discounts for small businesses to upgrade to energy saving equipment
  • $5.1 million for training for small businesses to save energy and money
  • $3.5 million for more efficient homes for low income tenants
  • $15.4 million for energy savings for energy intensive manufacturers
  • $12.5 million for more efficient street lighting
  • $10.2 million to support new energy efficiency standards for appliances, buildings and infrastructure
  • $52.1 million for existing energy efficiency programs which will transition to align with the Net Zero Plan.

Programs and support can be accessed at the Energy saver website.

Delivering reliable, clean and affordable energy

The NSW Government is providing funding for programs that will help households, businesses and communities benefit from clean energy as NSW transitions to a modern and secure energy system.

We are helping to promote reliable, clean and affordable energy supply through:

  • $18.3 million for empowering homes solar battery loan offer program
  • $8.6 million for smart energy storage for key government buildings
  • $55 million towards the NSW Government's $75 million emerging generation fund
  • $30 million for regional community energy projects
  • $15 million for rooftop solar systems for eligible low-income households
  • $44 million NSW Electricity Strategy (Renewable Energy Zones in regional New South Wales)
  • $56.6 million to support national energy regulation
  • $8.2 million for a demand response trial in partnership with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

For more information, please visit the Energy NSW Clean Energy Initiatives webpage

Increasing resilience to a changing climate

The NSW Government is providing funding to improve resilience and help communities prepare for the impacts of climate change.

We are helping make our communities more resilient through: