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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
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
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
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
Energy Council statement on Andrew Reeves

Energy Council statement on Andrew Reeves

The Australian Energy Council is saddened to learn of the loss of Andrew Reeves, the former chair of the Australian Energy Regulator.

BY AEC May 05 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
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
Plant emissions at five-year low: Data shows

Plant emissions at five-year low: Data shows

The release of the latest NPI data reveals a drop in emissions from the energy industry, according to the Australian Energy Council.

BY AEC Mar 31 2021
ABC News, New electricity price data report

ABC News, New electricity price data report

ABC News report on new electricity price data. Featuring AEC Chief Executive Sarah McNamara, the message from industry and advocates is to shop around for a competitive deal.

BY AEC Feb 17 2021
Australian Energy Council congratulates Daniel Westerman

Australian Energy Council congratulates Daniel Westerman

The Australian Energy Council congratulates Daniel Westerman on his appointment as CEO and Managing Director of the Australian Energy Market Operator.

BY AEC Feb 10 2021
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