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Home Living : March 9th 2010
4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Smart ways » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING After announcing cuts to the federal solar hot water rebates recently, the Rudd Government has announced changes to its Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme which will see homeowners rewarded with a fixed and guaranteed rebate for switching to an environmental hot water heater. From January 1, 2011, the RET, which guarantees 20 per cent of Australia's energy in 2020 will come from renewable sources, will include two parts: the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) and the Large- scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET). The LRET, which covers large renewable energy projects such as wind farms, commercial solar and geothermal, will deliver the vast majority of the 2020 target, while the SRES will cover small technologies such as solar panels and solar hot water systems and deliver the rest of the target. The SRES will provide a fixed price of $40/mW hour of electricity produced, providing direct support for households which take action to reduce emissions through Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Romano Bolzon, national business manager of EcoSmart, a locally-owned solar water heater company, welcomed the move. ''The changes to the RET scheme would encourage the uptake of both large- scale generation projects as well as small-scale household technologies like solar hot water, to bring Australia closer to its 2020 emissions targets. ''This is great news, particularly for the solar hot water industry, whose merits in the RET scheme have previously been dismissed by large-scale renewable energy sectors, due to solar hot water's popularity and, as a result, contribution to decreased REC's prices. ''Solar water heaters are an immediate, low-cost and very successful means of saving energy and reducing carbon emissions,'' Mr Bolzon said. ''The changes will give homeowners greater certainty in their decision to invest in environmental hot water, and they will be rewarded with a stabilised and generous REC incentive," he said. ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2168578K wk5 • Large Showroom • Help with your Project • New Homes or Renovations • Quotation to Install • SALE NOW ON! EASTWOOD 58 BALACLAVA ROAD Ph 9874 2500 Fx 9874 1642 CASTLE HILL 1/9 PACKARD AVENUE Ph 9899 2822 Fx 9899 4056 2162109i hln wk42 Quality tiles from $11.00/m2 SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9737 0293 Authorised Dealer Licence No 215990C BEAT THE HEAT WITH OUR SUMMER SPECIALS 2286352 hlnw wk24 SUMMER STOCK SELLOUT BUY 2 BLINDS GET 20% OFF* BUY 3 BLINDS GET 30% OFF* BUY 4 BLINDS GET 40% OFF* BUY 5 BLINDS GET 50% OFF* *Discounts off R.R.P . on selected ranges only. Offer supercedes all previous offers. X31004 SYDNEY BLINDS 36 1555 Showroom: 26 Stoddart Road, P dneyblinds.com.au FREE quotes ALL suburbs THE MORE YOU BUY, THE MORE YOU SAVE! Buy 6 blinds or more & get off* ORIGINAL + QUALITY 2095894i hln wk29 Unique Australian timber furniture galleries. We source hardwoods from all over Australia to craft our original future designs. • 334 Victoria Rd, Gladesville Ph: 9817 6999 • 78 Parramatta Rd, Stanmore Ph 9557 7770 www.wildwooddesigns.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS Amazing Red Gum Tables Always working to make outstanding furniture for you. Bedroom suites Phone 9628 6022 or 0419 407 550 8mm Twin Wall Polycarbonate Aluminium louvres Window awnings, patio covers, carports Lets in light, keeps out heat Flat, bullnose, gable, barrel vault designs Got You Covered Awnings & Decks Pty Ltd e: firstname.lastname@example.org LIC NO: 160443 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 2250826i hln wk37 24 years experience Have your own Master Bathroom & Kitchen completed in8days~ Guaranteed! Package deals available! Ph: 9899 9330 Builders Lic No: 62778c2199882K wk34
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