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New National Energy Guarantee

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A new National Energy Guarantee will provide the investment certainty needed in the electricity sector to deliver more affordable and reliable power while meeting our international commitments.

Preliminary ACCC report on retail electricity pricing released

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The ACCC has published a preliminary report into the electricity market highlighting significant concerns about the operation of the National Electricity Market, which is leading to serious problems with affordability for consumers and businesses.

Register your ERF project for the sixth auction

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Corporations interested in participating in the sixth Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction on 6–7 December 2017 need to submit a project application by midnight Wednesday 25 October 2017 (AEDT).

Through the Emissions Reduction Fund, the government will purchase lowest cost abatement (in the form of Australian carbon credit units) from a wide range of sources, providing an incentive to businesses, households and landowners to proactively reduce their emissions.

IEA report: Energy Efficiency 2017

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‘Energy Efficiency 2017’ highlights the ongoing critical importance of energy efficiency to global economies, households and the environment. The report, released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) this week, finds that thanks to energy efficiency, global energy use was 12% lower in 2016. Global energy intensity – the energy used per unit of gross domestic product – fell by 1.8%. Improvements in 2016 continue the steady progress seen since the start of the decade.

Clean Energy Innovation funding for Melbourne business

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CEFC announced a $750,000 investment from the Clean Energy Innovation Fund to Melbourne start up business Relectrify for its ground-breaking new technology to repurpose used batteries from electric vehicles for extended use, including in behind-the-meter household energy storage.

See: Innovation Fund backs second life for electric vehicle batteries

Energy.gov.au is now live

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We know it can be hard to find the information you need without knowing which department or level of government it belongs to. Energy.gov.au provides a starting point to find energy information from a range of Australian sources. Find practical advice for your home or business as well as government energy priorities.