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No Quality in ACF Air Pollution Claims

No Quality in ACF Air Pollution Claims

The Australian Conservation Foundation's claims about "Pollution by Postcode" manipulates National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) data to give a misleading picture of the relative air qualities in different geographical locations, according to the Australian Energy Council.

BY Australian Energy Council May 18 2022
Five Year Plant Closure Rule Change

Five Year Plant Closure Rule Change

The Australian Energy Council (AEC) notes the proposed change to the National Electricity Rules to extend the notice period for generator closures from 3.

BY Australian Energy Council Apr 07 2022
Plant Emissions at Five-Year Low: NPI Data Shows

Plant Emissions at Five-Year Low: NPI Data Shows

The release of the latest NPI data again reveals a drop in emissions from coal-fired generators. An Australian Energy Council spokesperson said analysis of NPI emissions data for coal-fired power plants shows that over the past five years there has been a fall in NOx, SO 2 , particulate and mercury emissions (see table below and trend graphs ).

BY Australian Energy Council Apr 03 2022
International electricity price comparisons

International electricity price comparisons

Australian retail household electricity prices in the National Electricity Market are the lowest they have been for eight years and are the 10th lowest of the 38 OECD countries, according to analysis undertaken by the Australian Energy Council.

BY Australian Energy Council Feb 03 2022
The cool winds of change

The cool winds of change

Energy Networks Australia (ENA) and the Australian Energy Council (AEC) have released a fact sheet explaining how the energy sector prepares for summer's extreme weather.

BY AEC & ENA Jan 07 2022
Australian Energy Council backs economy-wide 55% emissions cut by 2035

Australian Energy Council backs economy-wide 55% emissions cut by 2035

The Australian Energy Council, the peak body for Australia's electricity generators and retailers, is today announcing support for an economy-wide emissions reduction target of 55% on 2005 levels by 2035.

BY Australian Energy Council Dec 16 2021
Australian Energy Council surging to a low-carbon future

Australian Energy Council surging to a low-carbon future

Published in The Australian, 16 December 2021 By Sarah McNamara, Chief Executive, Australian Energy Council In mid-2020, the Australian Energy Council supported adoption of a Net Zero by 2050 target for Australia.

BY Australian Energy Council Dec 16 2021
AEMO’s future plan welcomed

AEMO’s future plan welcomed

The Australian Energy Council has commended the market operator for delivering a clear-eyed assessment of how to best manage the "once-in-a-century transformation" underway in the electricity system with the release of its Integrated System Plan (ISP).

BY Australian Energy Council Dec 10 2021
Peak industry body appoints new Chair

Peak industry body appoints new Chair

The Australian Energy Council's Board has appointed EnergyAustralia's Managing Director, Mark Collette, as its new Chair.

BY Australian Energy Council Dec 02 2021
Helping you get a better energy deal

Helping you get a better energy deal

It doesn't matter if you are an industry expert or a complete novice, if you haven't checked your offer recently, you can save money by comparing your energy bill and finding the best deal for your needs.

BY Australian Energy Council Nov 25 2021
Support available for energy customers

Support available for energy customers

Energy retailers have launched a fresh campaign to raise awareness amongst households and small businesses of the support available if they are experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 or other reasons.

BY AEC Nov 24 2021
It's easy to switch: Energy Made Easy

It's easy to switch: Energy Made Easy

Switching to a new energy offer is easy and it can save you money. Energy Made Easy is a free independent site for households in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT it makes comparing your bill fast.

BY Australian Energy Council Nov 24 2021
It's easy to switch: Victorian Energy Compare

It's easy to switch: Victorian Energy Compare

Switching to a new energy offer is easy and it can save you money. If you live in Victoria, visit Victorian Energy Compare a free, independent site that makes comparing your bill fast.

BY Australian Energy Council Nov 24 2021
Campaign to highlight steps to avoid estimated power bills

Campaign to highlight steps to avoid estimated power bills

The Australian Energy Council has launched a campaign to alert customers of steps to help avoid estimated bills which can occur when a property's electricity meter can't be physically read.

BY Australian Energy Council Nov 22 2021
Industry and community leaders discuss the country's climate commitments, RN Drive

Industry and community leaders discuss the country's climate commitments, RN Drive

Sarah McNamara, AEC Chief Executive and Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO discuss Australia's climate commitments following COP26, with Patricia Karvelas RN Drive, ABC Radio.

BY AEC Nov 10 2021
Positive measures outlined in EV plan

Positive measures outlined in EV plan

The Federal Government's plan to encourage more Australians to buy electric vehicles (EVs) is a further step forward towards our net zero emissions target, the Australian Energy Council said today.

BY AEC Nov 09 2021
Australians working together for a successful transition to net zero emissions

Australians working together for a successful transition to net zero emissions

Statement by the Australian Climate Roundtable Limiting climate change to well below 2 degree C temperature rise and ideally 1.

BY AEC Nov 08 2021
Electricity is doing its part – the rest of the economy needs a plan to cut emissions

Electricity is doing its part – the rest of the economy needs a plan to cut emissions

To get to net zero by 2050 and significantly reduce emissions by 2030 other sectors will have to lift their game rather than let the energy industry do all the heavy lifting, according to the Australian Energy Council.

BY AEC Oct 28 2021
Energy Council welcomes important step forward for Australia

Energy Council welcomes important step forward for Australia

The Federal Government'scommitment to a net zero emissions target by 2050 is an important step towards the decarbonisation of Australia's economy, according to the Australian Energy Council.

BY AEC Oct 26 2021
AEC welcomes optimistic outlook from AEMO

AEC welcomes optimistic outlook from AEMO

The Australian Energy Council says the latest assessment of electricity supply presents a confident picture for Australian energy consumers in the near term, and an exciting picture in the long-term.

BY AEC Aug 31 2021
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