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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
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
Statement on the Energy Security Board’s market design advice

Statement on the Energy Security Board’s market design advice

The Australian Energy Council welcomes the release of the Energy Security Board's advice to Energy Ministers, and in particular its call for coordination and a common approach by jurisdictions but notes there is still much work to be done on the detail.

BY AEC Aug 26 2021
Solar continues to set records

Solar continues to set records

At more than 14.7 gigawatts (GW) rooftop solar is now the second largest generator by capacity in Australia, according to the latest Australian Energy Council Solar Report.

BY AEC Aug 05 2021
Energy Council statement on Chloe Munro AO

Energy Council statement on Chloe Munro AO

The Australian Energy Council is saddened to learn of the loss of Chloe Munro, AO, the first Chair of the Clean Energy Regulator.

BY AEC Jun 28 2021
Energy companies trusted to deliver for customers

Energy companies trusted to deliver for customers

The peak body for energy retailers, the Australian Energy Council, has welcomed new consumer data that shows most households consider their power company is providing them with a value for money service.

BY AEC Jun 23 2021
Consumer groups and energy industry take new approach to support

Consumer groups and energy industry take new approach to support

The peak body for energy retailers, the Australian Energy Council, energy companies and a broad range of consumer advocates have undertaken a unique collaboration to develop Best Practice for Energy Retailer Assistance .

BY Australian Energy Council Jun 22 2021
Report shows solar continues to shine

Report shows solar continues to shine

Australia's love of solar continues to grow with the latest data showing people are going bigger when to comes to getting rooftop solar.

BY AEC May 06 2021
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