Policy & Projects

Policy & Projects

The Energy Efficiency Council produces policy reports on areas of interest to its members and the wider energy efficiency and management industry. EEC reports highlight best practice locally and globally, delving into energy market reform, energy efficiency schemes, appliance standards and saving energy in buildings, manufacturing, transport and more.

The World’s First Fuel: How energy efficiency is reshaping global energy systems

Major global economies, including China, Germany, India, Japan and the United States, are making huge strides to improve their energy efficiency and adjust when they use energy. International reports released in the past year, such as the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, have shown that Australia currently ranks worst out of developed countries when it comes to energy policy and performance.

The EEC’s latest flagship report, The World’s First Fuel: How energy efficiency is reshaping global energy systems, examines the energy efficiency policies that these global leaders have introduced, and what the key lessons are for Australia. The report is informed by extensive research and interviews with global experts from the US, Europe and Asia, and is aimed at senior decision makers.

This report examines key energy management policies in other countries. It is not intended as an exhaustive review of international practice. Instead it highlights a number of policies and programs that Australia should adopt to ensure that our energy system is affordable, reliable and sustainable.

Click here to download The World’s First Fuel: How energy efficiency is reshaping global energy systems

 

Australian Energy Efficiency Policy Handbook

In 2016, the EEC launched the first edition of the Australian Energy Efficiency Policy Handbook. The Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the policies that are essential to drive ambitious energy efficiency improvements in Australia.

The Australian Energy Efficiency Policy Handbook was developed in close consultation with experts from across Australia's energy sector. It provides state and federal governments with a detailed plan and evidence-based recommendations for driving a step change in energy efficiency across all sectors of the Australian economy.

The EEC will release a second edition of the Handbook in the second half of 2019. This edition takes into account the feedback we receive on the first edition and any new data that becomes available. In this way, we hope to build a consensus on what constitutes sensible, stable and economically prudent energy efficiency policy in Australia.

Click here to download the Australian Energy Efficiency Policy Handbook

 

Save Energy, Cut Bills, Improve Reliability – 2017-18 Policy Priorities for an Energy Efficient Australia

Long-term conversation is important, but we need to get started straight away if we are going to have any hope of meeting this target. That's why the Energy Efficiency Council also released Save Energy, Cut Bills, Improve Reliability – 2017-18 Policy Priorities for an Energy Efficient Australia. This document sets out our case for immediate action and a set of priority policies that should be the focus of governments around Australia in 2017-18.

Click here to download Save Energy, Cut Bills, Improve Reliability