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Statement on Default Price decision

Statement on Default Price decision

The reduction and moderation in today's final default prices is coming at a cost to retail competition, according to the peak body for electricity retailers, the Australian Energy Council.

BY Australian Energy Council May 23 2024
Statement on Electricity Bill Relief

Statement on Electricity Bill Relief

The peak body for electricity retailers, the Australian Energy Council said calls for mean testing of electricity bill relief would add significant complexity to the rollout and delay the relief from getting into the hands of households.

BY Australian Energy Council May 16 2024
Energy Retailers Stand Ready to Deliver Bill Relief

Energy Retailers Stand Ready to Deliver Bill Relief

Energy retailers are ready to work with the Federal Government to ensure the smooth rollout the bill relief announced in the budget, the peak body for electricity retailers, the Australian Energy Council (AEC), said today.

BY Australian Energy Council May 15 2024
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sarah McNamara discusses the Net Zero Authority announcement, ABC PM

Sarah McNamara discusses the Net Zero Authority announcement, ABC PM

On ABC PM Sarah McNamara discusses the Federal Government's Net Zero Authority announcement, saying the new authority will need to play a coordinating role and adjust its approach in each affected region. Listen to the discussion below or on ABC News here

May 08 2023
Statement on National Net Zero Authority

Statement on National Net Zero Authority

The peak body for electricity generators and retailers, the Australian Energy Council (AEC), said a national authority to support and complement existing work to manage the transition to a net zero emissions economy was welcome.

BY Australian Energy Council May 05 2023
National EV Focus Welcomed

National EV Focus Welcomed

The national focus provided by the Federal Government's electric vehicle strategy will be critical to stronger uptake amongst motorists, according to the peak body for energy retailers and generators, the Australian Energy Council.

BY Australian Energy Council Apr 19 2023
AEMO’s future plan reflects profound energy shift

AEMO’s future plan reflects profound energy shift

The peak body for generators and retailers, the Australian Energy Council, said the market operator's Integrated System Plan (ISP) highlights the profound disruption occurring in the grid.

BY Australian Energy Council Jun 30 2022
AEC says the lifting of market suspension is the right move

AEC says the lifting of market suspension is the right move

The peak body for power generators and retailers, the Australian Energy Council says the lifting of the suspension of the National Electricity Market is a welcome announcement.

BY Australian Energy Council Jun 22 2022
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