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Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Renewable Energy Equity Fund (REEF)

REEF can provide venture capital for small innovative renewable energy companies. This includes companies which are commercialising direct or enabling renewable energy technologies and services, such as manufacturers of photovoltaic cells or the inverters to convert this to useful electricity, providing there is an innovative development being commercialised.

CVC REEF Investment Managers Ltd, the fund manager, will make investments in accordance with guidelines, including eligibility criteria, approved by the Industry Research and Development Board (IR&D Board) in consultation with the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. The IR&D Board, through AusIndustry is administering REEF on behalf of the Department, with specialist advice and support from the Environment and Industry Departments. The Government will not be directly involved in making investment decisions. The fund manager, other private investors in the fund and the Government will share in any profits from REEF.

For further information on REEF visit the AusIndustry website, the CVC REEF website, or telephone CVC REEF at 02 6257 0000