Case study: Advancing Clean Energy Schools program

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The Queensland Government’s Advancing Clean Energy Schools (ACES) program is reducing energy costs and greenhouse emissions at more than 800 state schools.

Through the installation of solar systems and other energy efficiency measures, the initial combined investment of $168.1 million is delivering approximately 61.4 megawatts of solar.

This is helping Queensland reach its emission reduction and renewable energy targets, address climate change, create new jobs and diversify the economy. The ACES program is also supporting local businesses and subcontractors to create jobs and assist local economies.

A related program, the Cooler Cleaner Schools Program (CCSP), has provided a total funding package of more than $477 million to air condition state schools and expand solar panel installations under the existing ACES program. CCSP is delivering more comfortable and safe teaching and learning environments for our students, teachers and school communities.

Find out more about how organisations in your sector can take climate action as part of Queensland’s transition to a resilient low-carbon economy.