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Policy & Projects

Efficient recovery: putting energy efficiency at the heart of Australia’s economic recovery

The multiple benefits of energy efficiency are huge, but realising them requires rapid and decisive action from government, industry and the wider community. Acknowledging this, on Wednesday 1 July 2020, the Australian Council of Social ServicesAustralian Industry Group, the Energy Efficiency Council and the Property Council of Australia held a National Summit on the role of energy efficiency and Australia’s economic recovery.

Energy efficiency and Australia’s economic recovery brought together leaders from politics, business, the community sector and beyond. Together, they highlighted how we must put energy efficiency at the heart of Australia’s economic recovery.

You can watch the recordings of the National Summit here, or watch the highlights below.

The National Summit followed an unprecedented wave of energy efficiency as stimulus proposals from Australian industry, consumer and environmental groups, including:

In addition to detailed calls for energy efficiency as stimulus, the wider Australian and international community has thrown its hat behind the cause:

Since then, industry, consumer and environmental groups have continued to call for energy efficiency as stimulus:

FY21 energy efficiency as stimulus announcements

A series of Government announcements regarding putting energy efficiency at the heart of Australia’s economic recovery have been made during the COVID-impacted FY21 budget season:

Commonwealth Government

NSW Government

South Australian Government

Victorian Government