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VIC
Jun 2017

VEET launches project-based activities to save energy, 21 June 2017

The door has just been opened for any business in Victoria to be eligible for financial incentives to implement project-based energy efficiency improvements provided under the Victorian energy savings scheme, the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET). “Commercial and industrial upgrades are now available including: heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)…

NAT
Jun 2017

Finkel drops ball on NESS, 14 June 2017

By Hamish McGovern, Published by Renew Economy Energy customers can rightly be disappointed that Dr Finkel failed to make a recommendation to immediately roll out a National Energy Savings Scheme (NESS) in his 9 June report. A NESS was recommended to the Federal Minister for Energy and Climate Change by the Climate…

NAT
Jun 2017

Finkel drops ball on energy efficiency, 9 June 2017

EECCA Media Release It is most disappointing that Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has not seen value in specifically increasing energy savings schemes across Australia in his report to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) released today 9 June 2017. In light of the proven success of these schemes in…

NAT
Jun 2017

NESS on plate courtesy CCA, 2 June 2017

Media Release A recommendation for a National Energy Savings Scheme (NESS) made by the Climate Change Authority (CCA), in a report released today 2 June 2017 as requested by the Federal Energy and Environment Minister, has been welcomed by the Energy Efficiency Certificate Creators Association (EECCA). “Customers are in a…

NAT
May 2017

National scheme by 2025, local schemes ASAP, 12 May 2017

EECCA Media Release The EECCA has recommended to the Australian Government that a national market-based energy efficiency scheme be introduced by 2025 based on the proven success of such schemes in Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia. Current schemes should be expanded and extended and other…

NAT
Mar 2017

Energy crisis: Australia needs AEMDSO not just AEMO, 27 March 2017

Media Release “The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) Gas Statement Of Opportunities (GSOO) released 9 March 2017 failed to factor in significant demand side opportunities, including lowest cost first steps to address expected gas shortages that will result in power shortages. All Australian energy customers will continue to pay a…

SA
Mar 2017

SA Govt energy plan misses new demand side reduction with energy efficiency, 14 Mar 2017

Media Release “While we recognise the need for South Australia (SA) to shore up local energy supply options given the failure of the national energy policy, the State Government has however only dealt with the supply side, and not the demand side of the energy equation,” according to President of…

VIC
Feb 2017

Vic enacts visionary long term climate law, 24 Feb 2017

Media Release The Victorian Government is to be commended for enabling the passage of amendments to the Climate Change Act through the upper house of Parliament. The law strengthens a commitment to addressing climate change: including a zero-net emissions target by 2050 and requiring future Victorian Governments to set…

SA
Feb 2017

SA energy crisis needs EE scheme expansion immediately, 10 Feb 2017

Media Release As the South Australian peak demand energy crisis unfolds and that Government prepares to announce major intervention to deal with the ‘broken National Electricity Market’, more proven energy efficiency policy must be included in the demand side mix. “We encourage the SA Government to immediately expand its successful…

VIC
Feb 2017

VEET successful plank of Victoria’s new climate change framework, 6 Feb 2017

Media Release The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme is a critical part of that state’s action on climate as detailed in Victoria’s Climate Change Framework released on 29 January 2017. The Framework emphasises a “positive, orderly and just” transition and refers to the strengthening of the VEET scheme in…

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