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This page provides a comprehensive list of the policy commitments made by the major parties relating to renewable energy during the 2022 Federal Election campaign.

Federal election clean energy policy commitments

Australian Labor Party

  • $12.5 million on energy worker training in Wollongong, including a $10 million Energy Futures Skills Centre at the University of Wollongong and a $2.5 million Renewable Energy Training facility at Wollongong TAFE.
  • $16 million to build an energy research and testing centre at the University of Newcastle.
  • $20 billion to rebuild and modernise the grid under the Rewiring the Nation plan.
  • A $3 million investment in green metals; clean energy component manufacturing; hydrogen electrolysers and fuel switching; agricultural methane reduction and waste reduction.
  • Install 85 solar banks around Australia.
  • Invest $100 million to support 10,000 New Energy Apprenticeships.
  • Install 400 community batteries.
  • Invest $10 million in a New Energy Skills program.
  • Reduce Australia's emissions by 43 per cent by 2030.
  • Introduce an Electric Car Discount for all electric cars below the luxury car tax threshold for fuel efficient vehicles ($77,565 in 2020-21) which includes:
    • an import tariff exemption
    • a fringe benefits tax exemption.

Liberal-National Coalition

  • $50 million to create a new business and research partnership with Deakin University to accelerate ideas into innovative, sustainable manufacturing solutions in the hydrogen and recycling industries.
  • $50 million to form a research partnership between UNSW and the University of Newcastle and industry to develop new solar, hydrogen, storage and green metals technology.
  • $82 million to support the construction of two hydrogen hubs in the Hunter Region of NSW.
  • $275 million to support the construction of two hydrogen hubs in Townsville and Gladstone in Queensland.
  • A $60 million grant program to provide small and medium businesses with grants ranging from $25,000-$50,000 to invest in energy efficiencies across their operations.
  • $140 million to support the construction of two hydrogen hubs in Western Australia.
  • Reduce Australia's emissions by 85 per cent by 2050.
  • A $75 million underwriting agreement for the Victoria to New South Wales Interconnector (VNI) West.
  • $75 million to progress the Marinus Link to a Final Investment Decision.
  • $65 million to fund upgrade works on the Tarraleah hydro scheme redevelopment.
  • $148.6 million to develop community microgrid projects in regional and rural Australia.

Australian Greens

  • Create a $25 billion FutureGrid fund to upgrade and build new publicly owned transmission lines and interconnectors that would link up renewable energy zones in line with the Australian Energy Market Operator’s Integrated System Plan.
  • Make Snowy Hydro a 100 per cent publicly owned non-profit retail corporation that offers Australian businesses at-cost electricity.
  • Provide grants of up to $10,000 and loans of up to $50,000 for households and businesses to install batteries.
  • Support households and small businesses to make the switch from gas to electric alternatives through grants of up to $25,000 and low-interest loans of up to $100,000.
  • $500 million to establish the Green Steel Innovation Fund, including:
    • $200 million to repurpose existing steel-making operations in the Illawarra region for zero-emissions manufacturing
    • support for other steel hubs, including in the Pilbara region in WA and Whyalla in SA.
  • $6.1 billion to boost the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and reestablish auto manufacturing in Australia, including:
    • $1.2 billion to manufacturers of EVs and EV components to build an Australian EV manufacturing industry
    • end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 and legislate tough vehicle pollution standards to drive down emissions
    • reduce the cost of an EV by up to $15,000 and provide ultra-cheap finance for the balance
    • build a $2 billion publicly owned EV fast charging network
    • electrify the Commonwealth fleet by 2025 to help drive the second-hand vehicle market.
  • Ban the construction of new coal, oil and gas infrastructure.
  • Phase out the mining, burning and export of thermal coal by 2030.