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QLD
Jul 2017

QLD energy savings scheme, 1000's of local jobs, 13 July 2017​

Queenslanders could benefit from the raft of rapid energy savings that can be accessed by a local energy savings scheme, as will be considered by the QLD Government according to its Climate Transition Strategy, released by the Department or Environment and Heritage Protection on 11 July 2017, and backed by…

SA
Jul 2017

SA scheme 40 per cent over target, 12 July 2017

In another great news story for energy savings schemes in Australia, the SA Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) exceeded its 2016 target by 40 per cent according to the REES Annual Report released 6 July 2017. “We commend the SA Government on its successful scheme,” said Energy Efficiency Certificate Creators…

VIC
Jul 2017

NSW & VIC over-deliver under cost: increase targets, 10 July 2017

Energy savings achieved by the continuing outstanding success of the energy savings schemes in NSW and Victoria is a blazing bright spot amidst Australia’s darkly dysfunctional energy markets. This has been demonstrated by analysis released today 10 July by the Energy Efficiency Certificate Creators Association (EECCA). The schemes tick all…

VIC
Jun 2017

VEET launches project-based activities to save energy, 21 June 2017

The door has just been opened for any business in Victoria to be eligible for financial incentives to implement project-based energy efficiency improvements provided under the Victorian energy savings scheme, the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET). “Commercial and industrial upgrades are now available including: heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)…

NAT
Jun 2017

Finkel drops ball on NESS, 14 June 2017

By Hamish McGovern, Published by Renew Economy Energy customers can rightly be disappointed that Dr Finkel failed to make a recommendation to immediately roll out a National Energy Savings Scheme (NESS) in his 9 June report. A NESS was recommended to the Federal Minister for Energy and Climate Change by the Climate…

NAT
Jun 2017

Finkel drops ball on energy efficiency, 9 June 2017

EECCA Media Release It is most disappointing that Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has not seen value in specifically increasing energy savings schemes across Australia in his report to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) released today 9 June 2017. In light of the proven success of these schemes in…

NAT
Jun 2017

NESS on plate courtesy CCA, 2 June 2017

Media Release A recommendation for a National Energy Savings Scheme (NESS) made by the Climate Change Authority (CCA), in a report released today 2 June 2017 as requested by the Federal Energy and Environment Minister, has been welcomed by the Energy Efficiency Certificate Creators Association (EECCA). “Customers are in a…

NAT
May 2017

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

EECCA Media Release 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 schemes in Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia. Current schemes should be expanded and extended and other…

NAT
Mar 2017

Energy crisis: Australia needs AEMDSO not just AEMO, 27 March 2017

Media Release “The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) Gas Statement Of Opportunities (GSOO) released 9 March 2017 failed to factor in significant demand side opportunities, including lowest cost first steps to address expected gas shortages that will result in power shortages. All Australian energy customers will continue to pay a…

SA
Mar 2017

SA Govt energy plan misses new demand side reduction with energy efficiency, 14 Mar 2017

Media Release “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 State Government has however only dealt with the supply side, and not the demand side of the energy equation,” according to President of…

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