ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARYNo
On 23 March 2016, the Austrlian Prime Minister announced in a press conference the establishment of the Clean Energy Innovation Fund (henceforth: CEIF) worth 1 billion AUD.
The fund will be managed by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (cf. Related Measures) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. The investments shall be targeted at Australian businesses working on emerging clean energy technologies.
The CEIF will become operational in July 2016.
CEFC's strategy focuses on financially supporting selected projects, in order to attract larger investments by private entities. Within its first three years of existence (2013-16), CEFC achieved a private-public funding ratio of 2.2:1.
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