The Australian Government is providing $6.1 million over 3 years, from 2018-19, to improve climate and extreme weather information for the electricity sector.
Energy Ministers agreed on the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings in 2019. This is a national plan that aims to achieve:
- zero energy and carbon ready buildings in Australia
- the National Energy Productivity Plan target of improving energy productivity by 40% by 2030
The report identifies 6 options to achieve this.
The report is by the former Department of the Environment and Energy and the COAG Energy Council.
The Australian Government is:
- delivering an affordable and reliable energy system
- putting energy consumers first
- taking real and practical action to reduce emissions and meet our international commitments
To provide clarity around the operation of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019 the government has developed a guide.
The Australian Government has approved Snowy 2.0 which will see the expansion of Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme. Snowy 2.0 is a key part of government initiatives to deliver affordable and reliable power.
The Australian Government is taking action to protect customers from high power prices and the uncompetitive practices of the energy companies.
The Retailer Reliability Obligation (RRO) is now in place. It will help ensure a reliable energy system by requiring companies to hold contracts or invest directly in generation or demand response to support reliability in the National Electricity Market (NEM).
The government remains committed to continuing work with the states and territories through the COAG Energy Council to deliver reliable, secure and more affordable energy.