Policy & Projects

Policy & Projects

Policy & Advocacy

The Energy Efficiency Council works to provide governments and policymakers with accurate and up to date information and advice in the interests of sensible, stable energy efficiency policy.

The Council’s expert team of staff and advisors work with governments at the state and federal level, key industry and professional associations and non-governmental organisations.

The Council advocacy agenda focuses on six sectors:

  • Industrial energy efficiency
  • Commercial energy efficiency
  • Residential energy efficiency
  • Government energy efficiency
  • Cogeneration and distributed generation
  • Energy market reform

In addition to developing extensive submissions, the EEC has developed the Australian Energy Efficiency Policy Handbook, a comprehensive and evidence-based set of recommendations to enable Australia to meet its target to improve energy productivity by 40 per cent by 2030. The Handbook has a dedicated page here.

Submissions

The Energy Efficiency Council is closely engaged in policy making processes at the state and federal level.

EEC submissions are drafted by our expert policy team with input from our Board, advisors and members through regular consultation and policy teleconferences.

Refine results

Submission to EMO0032 AEMC Strategic Priorities

EEC submission to EMO0032 Strategic Priorities for the Australian Energy Sector

Submission on the Victorian Energy Upgrades – Commercial Lighting Issues Paper 2017

EEC Submission to the Victorian Energy Upgrades – Commercial Lighting Issues Paper 2017

Submission to the Vehicle Emissions Working Group proposed Fuel Efficiency Standard for Light Vehicles

EEC submission to the Vehicle Emissions Working Group proposed Fuel Efficiency Standard for Light Vehicles

Submission to the ACT Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme (EEIS): proposed updates to residential energy saving activities

EEC consultation Paper June 2017 - ACT Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme (EEIS)

Submission to the 2017 Review of Climate Change Policies

EEC Submission to the 2017 Review of Climate Change Policies

Submission to the Inquiry into Modernising Australia’s Electricty Grid

EEC Submission to the Inquiry into Modernising Australia’s Electricty Grid

Submission on Demand Management Incentive Scheme and Innovation Allowance Mechanism

EEC submission on Demand Management Incentive Scheme and Innovation Allowance Mechanism

Submission to the NSW Energy Security Taskforce

EEC Submission to the NSW Energy Security Taskforce

Submission to the AER review of the Demand Management Incentive Scheme and Innovation Allowance Mechanism

EEC Submission to the AER review of the Demand Management Incentive Scheme and Innovation Allowance Mechanism

Submission to the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market

EEC Submission to the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market

Submission on Victorian Residential Tenancies Act - minimum efficiency standards

EEC Submission on Victorian Residential Tenancies Act - minimum efficiency standards

Submission on Advancing Climate Action

EEC Submission on Advancing Climate Action

Submission on the Draft Environmental Action 2016 – 2021: Strategy and Action Plan

EEC Submission on the Draft Environmental Action 2016 – 2021: Strategy and Action Plan

Submission for VEET Measurement and Verification

Submission on proposed Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) Project Based Activity (PBA) method ‘Measurement and Verification’ (M&V).

Submission on ERC0191 National Electricity Amendment (Local Generation Network Credits) Rule 2015 - February 2016

Submission on ERC0191 National Electricity Amendment (Local Generation Network Credits) Rule 2015

Submission on WA Reserve Capacity Mechanism Position Paper - January 2016

EEC Submission on WA Reserve Capacity Mechanism Position Paper - January 2016

Submission on Victorian New Energy Technologies Discussion Paper - December 2015

EEC Submission on Victorian New Energy Technologies Discussion Paper

Submission on ERC0186 National Electricity Amendment (Demand Response Mechanism and Ancillary Services Unbundling) Rule - December 2016

EEC Submission on ERC0186 National Electricity Amendment (Demand Response Mechanism and Ancillary Services Unbundling) Rule 2015

Submission on National Electricity Amendment Rule 2015 - December 2015

EEC Submission on National Electricity Amendment (Demand-­‐side obligations to bid into central dispatch) Rule 2015

Submission on Project-based Assessment Methods for VEET - November 2015

EEC Submission on Project-based Assessment Methods for VEET

Submission on Proposed VEET Activity Regulation Changes October 2015

Submission on Proposed VEET Activity Regulation Changes October 2015

Submission on the Review of Governance Arrangements for Australian Energy Markets

Submission on the Review of Governance Arrangements for Australian Energy Markets - August 2015

Submission to Victorian Government on Priorities for Energy Efficiency - August 2015

EEC Submission to Victorian Government on Priorities for Energy Efficiency - August 2015

Submission on the Review of the NSW Energy Savings Scheme - May 2015

EEC Submission on the Review of the NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) - May 2015

Submission on the review of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) - May 2015

EEC Submission on the review of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) - May 2015

Submission on the City of Sydney Energy Efficiency Masterplan Draft - May 2015

EEC Submission on the City of Sydney Energy Efficiency Masterplan Draft - May 2015

Review of the Commercial Building Disclosure Program - April 2015

EEC Submission - Review of the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program - April 2015

Submission on the Demand Management Incentive Scheme - March 2015

EEC Submission on the National Electrcity Amendment Demand Management Incentive Scheme and Demand Management and Embedded Generation Connection Incentive Scheme (DMEGCIS)

Submission - Removing barriers to demand management - a letter to AER, March 2015

EEC Submission - Removing barriers to demand management - a letter to AER, March 2015

Submission on the Energy Efficiency Data Framework, March 2010

EEC Submission on the Energy Efficiency Data Framework, March 2010

Submission to Senate Inquiry on Electricity Networks - January 2015

EEC Submission to Senate Inquiry on Electricity Networks (Performance and Management of Electricity Network Companies)

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the repeal of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program June 2014

EEC Submission - Senate Inquiry into the repeal of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) Program June 2014

Submission - Energy Savings Scheme (Part 1) March 2014

EEC Submission - Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) (Part 1) March 2014

Submission - Energy Savings Scheme (Part 2) March 2014

EEC Submission - Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) (Part 2) March 2014

Submission - Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the impact of the carbon tax on health services - March 2014

EEC Submission - Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the impact of the carbon tax on health services March 2014

Submission - Emissions Reduction Fund Green Paper - March 2014

EEC Submission - Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) Green Paper March 2014

Submission - NSW Energy Savings Scheme Rule Change December 2013

EEC Submission - NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) Rule Change December 2013

Submission on Emissions Reduction Fund December 2013

EEC Submission on Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) December 2013

Submission to NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into cogeneration and trigeneration in NSW - September 2013

EEC Submission - to NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into cogeneration and trigeneration in New South Wales September 2013

Submission on AEMC Cogenconnection August 2013

EEC Submission on AEMC Cogenconnection August 2013

Submission on the Review of the Energy Saver Incentive Issues Paper - June 2013

Submission on the Review of the Energy Saver Incentive (ESI) Issues Paper - June 2013

Submission - Standards Australia - Energy Audit Standard Revision June 2013

EEC Submission - Standards Australia - Energy Audit standard revision June 2013

Submission on Energy Efficiency Opportunities New Developments Regulations Discussion Paper

EEC Submission on Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) New Developments Regulations Discussion Paper - Greenfield Sites - May 2013

Submission on EEO Regulation Changes May 2013

EEC Submission on EEO Regulation Changes May 2013

Submission on the National Consumer Advocacy Body March 2013

Submission on the National Consumer Advocacy Body March 2013

Submission to COAG Regulatory and Competition Taskforce Feb 2013

EEC Submission to COAG Regulatory and Competition Taskforce Feb 2013

Submission on NABERS multi-tool, December 2012

EEC Submission on NABERS multi-tool, December 2012

Submission on VEET, December 2012

EEC Submission on Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET), December 2012

Submission on AEMC Stage 3 Demand Side Participation Review, October 2012

EEC Submission on AEMC Stage 3 Demand Side Participation Review, October 2012

Submission to Senate Committee on Electricity Prices, September 2012

EEC Submission to Senate Committee on Electricity Prices, September 2012

Submission on NABERS cogen ruling, August 2012

EEC Submission on NABERS cogeneration ruling, August 2012

Submission to AEMC Cogen Rulechange, August 2012

EEC Submission to AEMC Cogeneration Rulechange, August 2012

Submission to COAG Taskforce on Regulatory and Competition Reform, July 2012

EEC Submission to COAG Taskforce on Regulatory and Competition Reform, July 2012

Submission on the National Building Energy Standard-Setting, Assessment and Rating Framework

Submission on the National Building Energy Standard-Setting, Assessment and Rating Framework, July 2012

Submission to Inquiry into Feed-in Tariffs and Barriers to Distributed Generation, July 2012

Submission to Inquiry into Feed-in Tariffs and Barriers to Distributed Generation, July 2012

Submission to AEMC on Stage 3 Demand Side Participation Review, May 2012

EEC Submission to AEMC on Stage 3 Demand Side Participation Review, May 2012. AEMC

Submission on Energy White Paper, March 2012

EEC Submission on Energy White Paper, March 2012

Submission on Energy Saving Initiative, March 2012

EEC Submission on Energy Saving Initiative (ESI), March 2012

Submission on Energy Efficiency Information Grants, December 2011

EEC Submission on Energy Efficiency Information Grants, December 2011

Submission on Clean Energy Finance Corporation, December 2011

EEC Submission on Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), December 2011

Submission on Clean Technology Investment Program, October 2011

EEC Submission on Clean Technology Investment Program, October 2011

Submission on Community Energy Efficiency Program, October 2011

EEC Submission on Community Energy Efficiency Program, October 2011

Submission on Draft Street Lighting Strategy, September 2011

EEC Submission on Draft Street Lighting Strategy, September 2011

Submission on the AEMC Stage 3 Demand-Side Participation Review, September 2011

EEC Submission on the AEMC Stage 3 Demand-Side Participation Review, September 2011

Submission on Carbon Price Legislative Package, August 2011

EEC Submission on Carbon Price Legislative Package, August 2011

Submission on Energy Audit Standard, June 2011

EEC Submission on Energy Audit Standard, June 2011

Submission to Sustainability Victoria strategic review, June 2011

EEC Submission to Sustainability Victoria (SV) strategic review, June 2011

Submission on Tenancy Lighting Energy Efficiency Assessment Tool (Commercial Building Disclosure), June 2011

EEC Submission on Tenancy Lighting Energy Efficiency Assessment Tool (Commercial Building Disclosure, CBD), June 2011

Submission on Carbon Price, May 2011

EEC Submission on Carbon Price, May 2011

Submission on AEMC Strategic Priorities for Energy Market Development, May 2011

EEC Submission on AEMC Strategic Priorities for Energy Market Development, May 2011

Submission on the Expansion of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target, April 2011

EEC Submission on the Expansion on the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET), April 2011

Submission on Tax Breaks for Green Buildings, February 2011

EEC Submission on Tax Breaks for Green Buildings, February 2011

Response to Prime Minister's Task Group Report on Energy Efficiency, December 2010

EEC Response to Prime Minister's Task Group Report on Energy Efficiency, December 2010

Submission on Green Leases, October 2010

EEC Submission on Green Leases, October 2010

Submission to Prime Minister's Task Group (Initial Submission), May 2010

EEC Submission to Prime Minister's Task Group (Initial Submission), May 2010

Submission to Senate Environment Committee on Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill, April 2010

EEC Submission to Senate Environment Committee on Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill, April 2010

Submission on the ACT Draft Sustainable Energy Policy, March 2010

EEC Submission on the ACT Draft Sustainable Energy Policy, March 2010

Submission to the Senate Economics Committee on the Energy Efficient Non-Residential Buildings Scheme, October 2009

EEC Submission to the Senate Economics Committee on the Energy Efficient Non-Residential Buildings Scheme, October 2009

Submission on the Energy White Paper, May 2009

EEC Submission on the Energy White Paper, May 2009

Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Climate Policy, April 2009

EC Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Climate Policy, April 2009

Submission to the IPART Review of NSW Climate Change Mitigation Measures, February 2009

AEPCA Submission to the IPART Review of NSW Climate Change Mitigation Measures, February 2009

Submission on Mandatory Disclosure of Commercial Building Energy Efficiency, February 2009

AEPCA Submission on Mandatory Disclosure of Commercial Building Energy Efficiency, February 2009

Submission to the Federal Opposition Review of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) White Paper (Pearce Review), February 2009

AEPCA Submission to the Federal Opposition Review of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) White Paper (Pearce Review), February 2009

No results

No submissions were found. Please refine your search.

The Energy Efficiency Council have 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 has been 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.

We need serious reforms to unlock the full benefits of energy efficiency, and that requires a bipartisan consensus and community support. The Handbook aims to start a genuine debate on the actions necessary to meet our national target of improving energy productivity by 40% by 2030.

This 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 have 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 which should be the focus of governments around Australia over the coming year.

We will be consulting on the Handbook in 2017, with a view to developing a second edition that takes into account the feedback we receive 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.

You can sign up here to be notified when we start consultation on the next edition in 2017. We hope you’ll read the Handbook, reflect upon the proposals it contains, and be part of the conversation about how we create a more energy efficient Australia.