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NAT
May 2017

National scheme by 2025, local schemes ASAP, 12 May 2017

EECCA Media Release, 12 May 2017 National energy efficiency scheme by 2025 to rapidly reduce customer bills and greenhouse gas emissions, with local schemes ASAP The EECCA has recommended to the Australian Government that a national market-based energy efficiency scheme be introduced by 2025 based on the proven success of such…

NAT
Mar 2017

Energy crisis: Australia needs national demand side operator not just supply focussed AEMO, 27 March 2017

Media Release, 27 March 2017 Energy crisis: Australia needs national demand side operator not just supply focussed AEMO: latest gas opportunities blind to low cost steps “The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) Gas Statement Of Opportunities (GSOO) released 9 March 2017 failed to factor in significant demand side opportunities, including…

SA
Mar 2017

SA Govt energy plan misses opportunity – no new demand side reduction with energy efficiency, 14 Mar 2017

Media Release, Tuesday 14 Mar 2017 SA Govt energy plan misses opportunity – no new demand side reduction with energy efficiency to ease supply pressure “While we recognise the need for South Australia (SA) to shore up local energy supply options given the failure of the national energy policy, the…

VIC
Feb 2017

Vic Govt Climate Change Act - visionary long term law, 24 Feb 2017

Media Release, Thurs 24 Feb 2017 The Victorian Government is to be commended for enabling the passage of amendments to the Climate Change Act through the upper house of Parliament. The law strengthens a commitment to addressing climate change: including a zero-net emissions target by 2050 and requiring future…

SA
Feb 2017

SA energy crisis needs EE scheme expansion immediately, 10 Feb 2017

Media Release, Thursday 10 Feb 2017 As the South Australian peak demand energy crisis unfolds and that Government prepares to announce major intervention to deal with the ‘broken National Electricity Market’, more proven energy efficiency policy must be included in the demand side mix. “We encourage the SA Government to…

VIC
Feb 2017

VEET successful plank of Victoria’s new climate change framework, 6 Feb 2017

Media Release, 6 Feb 2017 The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme is a critical part of that state’s action on climate as detailed in Victoria’s Climate Change Framework released on 29 January 2017. The Framework emphasises a “positive, orderly and just” transition and refers to the strengthening of the…

SA
Dec 2016

SA Govt can help businesses beyond $31m boost, 15 Dec 2016

Media Release, 15 December 2016 The South Australian (SA) Government is to be commended on its launch of a $31 million boost for energy efficiency for large energy users over 160MWh through its Energy Productivity Program (EEP) announced on 13 December 2016, according to the Energy Efficiency Certificate Creators Association (EECCA). “Energy…

NAT
Dec 2016

2017 Climate Change Review Terms of Reference announced, 5 Dec 2016

Media Release, 5 December 2016 The kick off of the Climate Change Review process today 6 December by Federal Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg has been welcomed by the Energy Efficiency Certificate Creators Association (EECCA).  “We need to ensure that the Review process is robust and provides an ambitious…

NAT
Nov 2016

EECCA new President and Board announced at AGM: membership up 25% - 15 Nov 2016

Media Release, 15 November 2016 Hamish McGovern, Managing Director of Wattly - a leading energy efficiency certificate creator in Australia, yesterday 14 November 2016 was nominated for the role of President of the Energy Efficiency Certificate Creators Association (EECCA) at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Sydney. Hamish takes over…

NAT
Oct 2016

Trailblazers showcased via new EECCA website, 20 Oct 2016

Media Release, 20 October 2016 A national website providing an entry point for the latest information on all market-based energy efficiency schemes operating in Australia was launched today 20 October at www.eecca.org.au by the Energy Efficiency Certificate Creators Association (EECCA). “The site is a key tool to assist the…

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