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Powering forward

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The Australian Government plan to introduce a National Energy Guarantee to deliver an affordable and reliable energy system.

Hotel Energy Uplift Program factsheet

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The Hotel Energy Uplift Program will deliver $10.2 million in grants to help small and medium hotels reduce their energy use, improve energy productivity and deliver carbon abatement. 

Business Energy Advice Program Factsheet

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The Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP) delivers advice to help small businesses and their representatives get better energy deals and reduce their energy usage.

Energy Smart Toolbox

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It is easy to confuse the terms ‘energy management’, ‘energy efficiency’ and ‘energy conservation’. This series of fact sheets clarifies some of the key terms related to energy management with discussion of the associated benefits and issues. Additionally, the key elements of an effective energy management strategy are introduced. This resource will be helpful to those unfamiliar with basic energy management concepts. Clear and concise definitions can also help those writing an energy management related business proposal.

Factsheet topics include:

Stopping the price gouging

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The Australian Government is taking action to protect customers from high power prices and the uncompetitive practices of the energy companies.

Retailer Reliability Obligation factsheet

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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.

Energy skills and knowledge for selected job types

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A summary of the roles and responsibilities of key figures within a large organisation that are relevant to corporate energy management.

The positions for which these roles are summarised are:

  • chief financial officers
  • environmental health and safety professionals
  • mechanical or electrical engineers
  • technicians and tradespeople
  • sustainability officers

Functional skills for an energy efficiency assessment

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This document details roles and skills required to undertake, report on and implement the findings of rigorous energy efficiency assessments for large energy users. It is the result of research primarily based around the assessment requirements of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) program. The findings also have relevance for companies participating in state government energy assessment programs and other companies wishing to improve their energy efficiency performance.