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NPI Data Show Improvements in Emission Trends

NPI Data Show Improvements in Emission Trends

The latest release of the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) data shows a fall in fine particulate emissions from coal-fired power stations, while all other emissions also saw a decrease when compared with the 2021-22 data.

BY Australian Energy Council Apr 03 2024
Collaboration Key to Transition

Collaboration Key to Transition

The peak body for electricity generators and retailers, the Australian Energy Council (AEC), has welcomed the introduction of the Net Zero Economy Authority Bill into the House of Representatives, to help support the fair transition to a net zero emissions economy.

BY Australian Energy Council Mar 27 2024
Statement on Australian Energy Council Chief Executive

Statement on Australian Energy Council Chief Executive

The Australian Energy Council has announced that Sarah McNamara will step down as Chief Executive at the end of April after nearly six years at the helm of the peak body for generators and retailers.

Mar 25 2024
Statement on Default Price Decisions 

Statement on Default Price Decisions 

The Australian Energy Regulator and Essential Service Commission's draft decisions on regulated power prices for 2024-2025 should act as an important reminder for households and businesses to shop around for better electricity deals, according to the peak body for electricity retailers.

BY Australian Energy Council Mar 19 2024
New Report Identifies Bottlenecks to Generation Investment

New Report Identifies Bottlenecks to Generation Investment

A lack of new electricity transmission planning and investment, along with a lengthy, costly and opaque grid connection process risks derailing WA's ambitious plans to decarbonise and bring new renewables and dispatchable plant onto the grid, according to a new report prepared for the Australian Energy Council.

BY Australian Energy Council Feb 16 2024
AEMO Plan Identifies Dispatchable Plant Deficit

AEMO Plan Identifies Dispatchable Plant Deficit

The latest assessment of our energy system points to the urgency of getting sufficient firming capacity in place to back up the transformational injection of renewables into our grid, according to the peak body for energy retailers and generators, the Australian Energy Council.

BY Australian Energy Council Dec 15 2023
Australian Energy Council Congratulates Reece Whitby and Acknowledges Bill Johnston

Australian Energy Council Congratulates Reece Whitby and Acknowledges Bill Johnston

The peak body for energy retailers and generators, the Australian Energy Council, congratulates the Hon Reece Whitby MLA on his appointment as Energy Minister and acknowledges the work of the Hon Bill Johnston MLA during his stewardship of the portfolio.

BY Australian Energy Council Dec 08 2023
Electricity Sector Leads Decarbonisation Efforts

Electricity Sector Leads Decarbonisation Efforts

The electricity sector continues to do the heavy lifting in efforts to reduce Australia's carbon emissions and meet its climate targets, according to the peak body for electricity generators, the Australian Energy Council.

BY Australian Energy Council Nov 30 2023
Peak Industry Body Appoints New Chair and Deputy Chair

Peak Industry Body Appoints New Chair and Deputy Chair

The Australian Energy Council's Board has appointed AGL Energy's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Damien Nicks, as its new Chair.

BY Australian Energy Council Nov 27 2023
AEC Statement on Expansion of Capacity Investment Scheme

AEC Statement on Expansion of Capacity Investment Scheme

The Federal Government's expansion of the Capacity Investment Scheme (CIS) is an important announcement that should accelerate the deployment of additional renewables and storage but is not without risk, according to the peak body for energy generators and retailers, the Australian Energy Council.

BY Australian Energy Council Nov 23 2023
Energy Companies Support Financial Counselling Services

Energy Companies Support Financial Counselling Services

Energy industry members have stepped up to provide funding commitments to support financial counselling services, according to the peak body for retailers and generators, the Australian Energy Council.

BY Australian Energy Council Nov 21 2023
NSW Electricity Check Up Highlights Challenges of Transition

NSW Electricity Check Up Highlights Challenges of Transition

The peak body for electricity generators and retailers, the Australian Energy Council, said the report to the NSW Government illustrates the extreme challenges being thrown up by the energy market transition.

BY Australian Energy Council Sep 05 2023
Statement on latest market assessment

Statement on latest market assessment

The Australian Energy Market Operator's latest assessment of market demand and supply will act as a signal to the private sector to invest in new generation, the peak body for generators said.

BY Australian Energy Council Aug 31 2023
Peak body says bill savings available to households

Peak body says bill savings available to households

The peak body for electricity retailers, the Australian Energy Council, has supported the call by the ACCC for households and small businesses to take time to check if they are on the best electricity deal for their circumstances.

BY Australian Energy Council Aug 10 2023
AEC welcomes Net Zero Plan

AEC welcomes Net Zero Plan

The peak body for energy retailers and generators, the Australian Energy Council, welcomes the Federal Government's proposal to update Australia's Net Zero 2050 Plan and develop sectoral pathways to reducing emissions.

BY Australian Energy Council Jul 18 2023
Default Market Offer confirmed as retailers work to deliver direct bill relief

Default Market Offer confirmed as retailers work to deliver direct bill relief

Government rebates being delivered on electricity bills from July will make a real difference to the most vulnerable households and businesses, according to the peak body for retailers, the Australian Energy Council (AEC).

BY Australian Energy Council May 25 2023
Victorian retailers exposed to greater market risk by regulated price decision

Victorian retailers exposed to greater market risk by regulated price decision

Victorian electricity retailers will be operating under ongoing financial pressure and greater market risks as a result of the Victorian regulated price cap announced today, according to the peak body for electricity retailers and generators.

BY Australian Energy Council May 25 2023
Cross-industry initiative to provide one-off $7.75 million boost for financial counselling services

Cross-industry initiative to provide one-off $7.75 million boost for financial counselling services

Australia's financial counselling services will receive a $7.75 million boost following a donation from a group of organisations from across the banking, finance, insurance, energy, telecommunications and online gambling sectors.

BY Australian Energy Council May 11 2023
Budget: Positive steps for the transition, but more to be done on capacity

Budget: Positive steps for the transition, but more to be done on capacity

The energy industry welcomes steps in the Budget to progress the energy transition, and is looking forward to seeing more details on the Federal Government's underwriting of critical firming capacity, according to the peak body for retailers and generators, the Australian Energy Council.

BY Australian Energy Council May 10 2023
Retailers Partner to Deliver Direct Power Bill Relief

Retailers Partner to Deliver Direct Power Bill Relief

Electricity bill rebates being delivered through the Federal Government's $1.5 billion Energy Price Relief Plan will make a real difference for vulnerable households and businesses, according to the peak body for energy retailers, the Australian Energy Council (AEC).

BY Australian Energy Council May 09 2023
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