EEC News

The Energy Efficiency Council is closely engaged in the public discussion around the role of energy efficiency in the Australian economy. The Council issues media releases on key policy developments of interest to the sector, and the EEC’s experts regularly contribute to articles and news stories – check out latest below.

NSW invests in a 21st century energy system

23 June 2017

The Energy Efficiency Council has welcomed action from the NSW Government to support NSW energy users to voluntarily reduce their electricity consumption to improve energy system stability.... read more

Moment of truth in the journey to a smart energy system

09 June 2017

Energy Efficiency Council have applauded the Finkel Review's call for governments to move decisively to incentivise smart energy use with a 'demand response mechanism'. However, the Council also warned that many previous reports have highlighted these opportunities with little result, and called for decisive, bipartisan action from governments to finally unlock these benefits for consumers and households.... read more

Finkel recommends major new push on energy efficiency

09 June 2017

The Energy Efficiency Council has applauded a recommendation from Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr. Alan Finkel, that governments ramp up efforts on energy efficiency to cut demand, lower consumer bills and reduce the need for investment in new infrastructure.... read more

We all have a stake in moving forward with the Finkel Review

07 June 2017

The energy industry, its customers and other stakeholders agree: the imminent Finkel Review deserves full and fair consideration before governments take decisions that will have major implications for the security, reliability and affordability of Australia’s electricity system.... read more