Policy & Projects

Policy & Projects

Policy, projects and partnerships

The Energy Efficiency Council works on behalf of its members to drive ambitious government policy and support decision making and growth. 

Policy, projects and partnerships work enables us to provide governments, industry and consumers with accurate and up to date information and advice in the interests of sensible, stable energy efficiency policy.

Policy

The Council’s expert team of staff and advisors – led by Head of Policy, Rob Murray-Leach – work with governments at the state and federal level, key industry and professional associations, and non-governmental organisations, particularly our NGO Partners on a range of advocacy campaigns.

Our advocacy agenda is particularly focused on the following areas:

  • Commercial buildings, both existing and new builds;
  • Energy efficiency schemes across the ACT, NSW, South Australia and Victoria;
  • Energy market reform, including the introduction of a wholesale demand response mechanism;
  • Government operations in buildings and facilities;
  • Industrial energy management, particularly in manufacturing, agriculture and resources sectors;
  • Residential energy efficiency to ensure healthy comfortable homes for all Australians.

If you're a member of the Energy Efficiency Council and would like to join one or more of the Council's Task Groups, which are each focused on the above areas, please email julianne.tice@eec.org.au.

Policy submissions

Click here to view out latest policy submissions.

Energy Efficiency Council flagship reports

Click here to review our flagship reports, including The World’s First Fuel: How energy efficiency is reshaping global energy systems and the Australian Energy Efficiency Policy Handbook.

Projects

The Council’s expert team of staff and advisors – led by Head of Projects, Holly Taylor – work with governments at the state and federal level, key industry and professional associations, and non-governmental organisations, particularly our NGO Partners, on a range of strategic research, business engagement and industry development projects.

Click here to learn more about our current and past projects. or get in contact with Holly via email at holly.taylor@eec.org.au.

Partnerships

The Energy Efficiency Council prides itself on working collaboratively with government, industry, consumer and environmental groups to achieve the best outcomes for our members, stakeholders and the wider community. In particular we have ongoing strategic relationships with:

We also previously led the #EfficientRecovery partnership, which led to substantial investment from government inr response to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

If you'd to learn more about any of these initiatives, please contact Holly Taylor, Head of Projects, via email at holly.taylor@eec.org.au.

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.

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Submission to the ACT Integrated Energy Plan

Submission to Safeguard Mechanism detailed design consultation paper

Submission to AEMOs Draft 2023 Inputs, assumptions and scenarios report

The EEC made a submission on AEMOs Draft 2023 Inputs, Assumptions and Scenarios Report. This submission highlights the importance of using forecasting to understand the significant impact that energy management can have on the costs of the energy system.

Submission on inserting an emissions reduction objective into the National Energy Objectives

The EEC made a submission to the Commonwealth Government's consultation paper on incorporating an emissions reduction objective into the National Energy Objectives.

Submission to the National Reconstruction Fund discussion paper

The EEC made a submission to the Commonwealth Government's discussion paper on establishing the National Reconstruction Fund - an investment fund to develop new industrial capabilities in Australia.

Submission to the Powering the Regions Fund discussion paper

The EEC made a submission to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water's consultation paper on the design of the Powering the Regions Fund.

Submission to the National Energy Performance Stratregy

The EEC has made a submission to the consultation paper on the development to the National Energy Performance Strategy.

Submission on Clean Energy Capacity Study draft Terms of Reference

The Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) welcomes Jobs and Skills Australia’s (JSA) invitation for feedback on the draft Terms of Reference for the Clean Energy Capacity Study (the ‘Capacity Study’). The EEC, as Australia’s industry association for energy management, energy efficiency and demand response, is committed to ensuring that energy upgrades are implemented with excellence and accountability.

Submission to the Independent Review of Australian Carbon Credit Units

Submission on VEU Home Energy Rating Assessment 2022

Submission on Technology Roadmap

Submission to ESS Statutory Review 2020

Submission on 2021-25 VEU targets

Submission on VEU lighting

Submission on Draft Trajectory for Low Energy Commercial Buildings

Joint submission on demand response mechanism

Joint response to scoping study: energy efficiency NCC 2022 and beyond

Submission on the AEMC review into demand-side incentives for transmission networks

Submission to the Victorian Climate Change Strategy

Submission on the CBD Program review - Preliminary Findings Report

Submission on the 2019 Review of the South Australian Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme

Submission on the NEPP Policies for Existing Buildings

Submission on the Enhanced RERT Draft Determination

Submission on the 2019 Review of the CBD Program

Submission on GEMS Review Draft Report

Submission on the Victorian Energy Upgrades program

Submission on RERT Enhancement Options Paper

Submission on the Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader

Submission on the Draft Detailed Design Consultation Paper for the National Energy Guarantee

Submission on Rule Change to reinstate long notice Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader

EEC Submission on Rule Change to reinstate long notice Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader

Submission on AEMC Reliability Frameworks Directions Paper

EEC Submission on AEMC Reliability Frameworks Directions Paper

Submission on the National Construction Code 2019

EEC submission on the National Construction Code 2019

Submission to the Independent Review of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012

EEC Submission to the Independent Review of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012

Submission on the National Energy Guarantee Draft Design Consultation

EEC Submission on the National Energy Guarantee Draft Design Consultation

Submission on AEMC Reliability Frameworks Interim Report

EEC submission on the AEMC Reliability Frameworks Interim Report

Submission on the Energy Savings Scheme Rule Change 2017-18 Issues Paper

Submission on the Energy Savings Scheme Rule Change 2017-18 Issues Paper

Submission on the Victorian Energy Upgrades – Proposed Changes to Schedule 34 Lighting Upgrade

EEC submission on the Victorian Energy Upgrades – Proposed Changes to Schedule 34 Lighting Upgrade

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

EEC submission to the Proposed Demand Management Incentive Scheme and Innovation Allowance Mechanism

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

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