Solar Powered Home Loans win the ClimateSmart Clean Energy Innovation Award
Premier and Minister for Reconstruction
The Honourable Anna Bligh
Environment and Resource Management
The Honourable Kate Jones
Friday, June 10, 2011
Solar Home Loans recognised in Premier’s ClimateSmart Sustainability Awards for great option for Solar Finance.
A Brisbane mortgage broker has won a top environmental award at the Premier’s ClimateSmart Sustainability Awards.
Premier and Minister for Reconstruction Anna Bligh andMinister for Environment and Resource Management Kate Jones congratulated Aussie Paddington which was presented with the ClimateSmart Clean Energy Innovation Award at a ceremony in Brisbane tonight.
“Aussie Paddington’s Solar Powered Home Loans has given homeowners a cost effective way to install solar power and save on their power bills and their mortgages,” Ms Bligh said.
“By putting money saved on electricity bills towards their home loan, homeowners can pay off their home sooner.
“They could also use these savings to invest in a bigger solar energy system and keep their bills down.
“Solar Powered Home Loans is a great example of how Queensland households can take advantage of the benefits of solar power while achieving their dream of owning their own home sooner.”
Ms Jones congratulated all the finalists, who faced tough competition with 154 nominations across 11 categories from community groups, small and large business and industry.
“All finalists displayed an exceptionally high level of innovation to develop a range of products and practices that reduce the use of water and energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions,” Ms Jones said.
“They also demonstrated that being sustainable can be rewarding on many different levels, supporting our Government’s Q2 aims of promoting a stronger, smarter and greener Queensland.
“The Queensland Government has introduced a range of initiatives to help families save money and protect our environment such as the hugely popular ClimateSmart Home Service and the Solar Bonus Scheme, helping families save money on electricity bills while also improving energy conservation.
“Aussie Paddington’s Solar Powered Home Loans complements these initiatives and is a shining example to other Queenslanders of the rewarding results of becoming sustainable.” They work with many solar partners to make it easy for households to bring solar power a reality to their home.
The Premier’s ClimateSmart Sustainability Awards program is the Queensland Government’s highest recognition of community and business leadership in sustainability, innovation and eco-efficiency.
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Ms Jones also thanked this year’s sponsors, in particular Australian Country Choice and Coles, Bendigo Bank, Carlton United Breweries, Ecofund Queensland, Energex, Leighton Contractors, Office of Clean Energy, QSEIF, Rheem Australia Pty Ltd, SEQ Catchments and Xstrata.