Government priorities


National Energy Performance Strategy

The Australian Government has legislated emissions reductions targets of 43% by 2030 (on 2005 levels) and net zero by 2050. Australia’s energy sector is undergoing a rapid transformation, changing the way electricity is generated and consumed in Australia to achieve these targets.

A forward plan for demand-side action will help deliver a least-cost path through Australia’s energy transition while reducing emissions and improving energy affordability.

The National Energy Performance Strategy (NEPS) will improve energy performance across the economy. It will lower costs for households and businesses, reduce pressure on the energy system and help meet our emission reduction goals.

The first step for the strategy is the release of a discussion paper for your comment. The paper can be accessed via the Consultation hub. Comments will close on 3 February 2023.

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Minister and Assistant Minister’s joint media release

NEPS consultation announcement news article