The Australian Government plan to introduce a National Energy Guarantee to deliver an affordable and reliable energy system.
This registration of interest (ROI) closed on 23 January 2019. Documents remain available for reference only.
From 13 December 2018 and to 23 January 2019 the Australian Government called for registrations of interest for projects under the Underwriting New Generation Investment program.
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 consulted on the Underwriting New Generation Investments program during October and November 2018. The Honourable Minister for Energy, Angus Taylor, hosted a roundtable in Sydney on Wednesday 7 November 2018, and the Department of Environment and Energy hosted a consultation forum in Melbourne on Friday 9 November 2018.
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 this significant new reform the government has prepared a guide on the operation Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019.
The ‘Watts in Your Business’ project conducted by Apple and Pear Australia Ltd completed energy audits of 30 packhouses and orchards Australia-wide. This fact sheet shows how changing irrigaton in orchards can cut energy use and save money.