The Australian Government plan to introduce a National Energy Guarantee to deliver an affordable and reliable energy system.
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.
Proposed changes flowing from Council of Australian Government’s Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings project1 (the trajectory) are expected to reduce annual electricity consumption of new and refurbished residential and commercial premises by 36 TWh by 2050, compared to current standards.
Case study prepared by Team Catalyst showing how the design of a community centre in a retirement village in western Sydney might change if the building had been designed to comply with the 2019 version of the energy efficiency provisions in Section J of Volume 1 of the National Construction Code, rather than the 2016 version. The case study focuses on the building fabric provisions. The case study was completed in early 2018 using an early draft version of Section J 2019 and does not fully reflect the final version published in February 2019.
Draft report from the Independent Review of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012.
Submissions to the Independent Review of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012 Discussion Paper.
The Australian Government commissioned the development of software to estimate the emissions reduction and energy savings arising from future changes to the National Construction Code.
A discussion paper on the independent review of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012.