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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
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
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
Response to the ESB’s Post 2025 Market Design Options Paper

Response to the ESB’s Post 2025 Market Design Options Paper

The Australian Energy Council has welcomed the release of the Energy Security Board's options paper,which is the result of a substantial consultation process.

BY AEC Apr 30 2021
Energy Council thanks Cath Tanna and congratulates Mark Collette

Energy Council thanks Cath Tanna and congratulates Mark Collette

The Australian Energy Council, which represents Australia's electricity generators and retailers, thanks EnergyAustralia Managing Director, CathTanna, for her contribution to the energy sector.

BY AEC Apr 29 2021
Statement on hydrogen funding

Statement on hydrogen funding

The Federal Government's commitment to more than $500m in funding for the hydrogen industry and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has been welcomed by Australia's peak body for electricity generators and retailers.

BY AEC Apr 21 2021
Importance of coordinated approach highlighted

Importance of coordinated approach highlighted

The latest assessments of the National Electricity Market underscore the need to ensure a coordinated approach to bring about a seamless transition to a cleaner, cheaper power system, according to the Australian Energy Council.

BY AEC Jan 05 2021
The NSW electricity plan details are now the key

The NSW electricity plan details are now the key

The passage of the NSW Government's Electricity Roadmap Bill marks a significant reform to the NSW electricity sector.

BY AEC Nov 26 2020
Energy bill support welcomed

Energy bill support welcomed

The Australian Energy Council welcomes the Victorian Government's power bill support for households facing immediate hardship.

BY AEC Nov 17 2020
NSW electricity roadmap needs further scrutiny

NSW electricity roadmap needs further scrutiny

The NSW Government's electricity roadmap is a significant reform which has the potential to detract from the national market framework and hinder its ability to deliver efficient outcomes for consumers.

BY AEC Nov 09 2020
Market intervention retrograde

Market intervention retrograde

The Victorian Government's direction to the market operator to develop a large-scale battery in Geelong without independent regulatory scrutiny of costs and benefits or clarity of how it will participate in the energy market, is a bad idea, according to the Australian Energy Council.

BY AEC Nov 05 2020
Electricity competition would benefit households

Electricity competition would benefit households

The Australian Energy Council welcomes the West Australian Opposition's proposal to increase competition in WA's electricity market as a sensible approach that would be a win for households and small business.

BY AEC Nov 04 2020
Roadmap takes sensible direction to lower emissions

Roadmap takes sensible direction to lower emissions

The Australian Energy Council welcomes the release of the Federal Government's Technology Investment Roadmap.

BY AEC Sep 22 2020
Federal intervention risks private investment

Federal intervention risks private investment

The Federal Government's plan to develop a gas-fired power station in NSW if alternative private investments are not made risks deterring the very investments the Government is attempting to encourage, the Australian Energy Council said today.

BY AEC Sep 15 2020
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