At its December 2015 meeting, the Energy Council agreed it had a significant contribution to make in a national, cooperative effort to better integrate energy and climate policy. A key part of this effort is the Council’s National Energy Productivity Plan (NEPP).
The Council agreed that improving our national energy productivity would be important in delivering greater value from the energy that Australians use. Better energy productivity will boost Australia’s competitiveness, help consumers manage their energy costs and reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The NEPP provides a framework and an initial economy-wide work plan designed to accelerate action to deliver a 40% improvement in Australia’s energy productivity by 2030. In better coordinating energy efficiency, energy market reform and climate policy, it brings together new and existing measures from across the Council’s work program, as well as from the Commonwealth and industry.