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NAT
Oct 2021

Dominoes fall toward net zero Australia & NESS raises her head, 11 Oct 2021

A 180-degree pivot from the Business Council of Australia (BCA) with its report released on 9 October supporting a net zero emissions target along with detailed commitments from its members as to how they will contribute, plus supportive coverage from previously lukewarm mainstream media, is the best climate action news…

NSW
Sep 2021

NSW 50% by 2030 emissions reduction target, 29 Sept 2021

Slam dunk from NSW with 50% by 2030 emissions reduction target announcement that got full cabinet support due to modelling proving jobs and investment. “The Federal Government has 51 days remaining until COP26 in Glasgow where Australia must face its reckoning with international trading partners and shoot a decent hoop…

NSW
Sep 2021

NSW peak demand reduction scheme launched, 28 Sept 2021

In a national first, the NSW government today launched its peak demand reduction scheme (PDRS) with a target of 10% by 2030, supporting that state’s pathway to net zero by 2050 and strengthening energy reliability and security. “The PDRS is a vital new lever that could be ramped up further…

VIC
May 2021

Victoria’s interim emissions reduction target big step forward- stretch needed, 3 May 2021

Victoria’s interim emissions reduction targets set a realistic trajectory to net zero by 2050 but are not enough to ward off a 1.5 Degree Celsius temperature increase. The government needs to have clear levers to pull in between five-yearly reviews to instigate a major ramp up in ambition. This will…

NSW
Mar 2021

NSW ESS expansion packs punch Commonwealth could copy, 11 March 2021

The New South Wales government announcement yesterday of its energy savings scheme (ESS) target increase from 8.5 per cent to 13 percent of electricity consumption by 2030 is well timed and well considered. It is a massive post pandemic punch: socking the energy trilemma where it is hurting most: affordability…

VIC
Mar 2021

Yallourn closure 100 per cent offset with Energy Upgrades program, 10 March 2021

The Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program will offset 77 per cent of the electricity generation that will cease when Yallourn coal-fired power station is closed by Energy Australia in 2028, as announced today. The lights will even more assuredly stay on - particularly during peak summer demand events - if…

VIC
Dec 2020

VEU 2022-2025 ambitious targets announced, 8 Dec 2020

The Victorian government today announced ambitious targets for the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program 2022-25 of 6.5 million to 7.3 million tonnes annually (mta) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e). The VEU targets will reduce Victoria’s energy consumption in 2025 by seven per cent according to the government and is one…

VIC
Nov 2020

Victorian energy affordability package monumental - 17 Nov 2020

The Victorian government today announced a $797 million energy efficiency affordability package including $447 million earmarked to support energy upgrades for low-income households and rental properties and $14 million to directly support expansion of the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program. Minimum energy standards with five stars for rental properties and…

VIC
Jun 2020

VEU 2021 target set by default - COVID-19, 3 June 2020

The Victorian government has decided to keep the 2021 Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program target the same at for 2020 (by using a default mechanism in the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) Act). This is instead of releasing the 2021-2025 targets as anticipated by 31 May, the reason being due…

NAT
May 2020

ERF could better support energy efficiency - King review, 19 May 2020

The Energy Savings industry Association (ESIA) is encouraged by the Australian Government response to recommendations which could better support energy efficiency projects as outlined in the King review report released today. Energy efficiency upgrade projects are often upfront capital intensive and require complex methods. “The ERF has to date been…

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