Save Energy, Cut Bills, Improve Reliability
2017-18 policy priorities for an energy efficient Australia
The Energy Efficiency Council has launched its 2017-18 policy and advocacy priorities.
The theme of this year’s document is 'Save Energy, Cut Bills, Improve Reliability'.
It sets out the actions that we believe governments around the country should take immediately to drive energy efficiency improvements and respond to the broader energy crisis.
The recommendations reflect the priorities of EEC members, as well as the rapidly changing dynamics of energy policy in Australia.
The EEC's recommendations touch on every part of Australia's economy, and include:
- Urgent government support for major gas users to manage skyrocketing gas prices through energy productivity improvements
- Extending energy efficiency certificate schemes to additional states
- Programs that transform the efficiency and comfort of commercial buildings
- Ramping up government action to improve the energy efficiency in its own facilities
- Bringing the benefits of energy performance disclosure to the residential market
- Energy market reform, including rapid implementation of the Finkel Review's recommendations on demand response.
It’s a comprehensive set of measures that reflect the Council's extensive advocacy work on behalf of its members.