The Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, announced on February 28 that on 30 June 2012, the Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme will close.


The Government has provided over $320 million under the Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme to help more than 250,000 Australian households replace older, more carbon polluting hot water systems with renewable alternatives.


To be eligible for the rebate before the scheme closes, systems must be installed, ordered (and a deposit paid) or purchased on or before 28 February 2012.


Applications lodged up to 30 June 2012 will continue to be processed. Applications received after 30 June 2012 will not be eligible.


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