Apr 16, 2011 - 3:30am
Statement of support from The Climate Institute, Energy Efficiency Council, Clean Energy Council, and ACOSS
Investment in energy efficiency remains one of the most effective ways to protect households and businesses from rising electricity prices driven primarily by peak demand and network costs.
Energy efficiency is also a critical way to help Australia transition to a clean energy economy, along with a carbon price and investment in new renewable energy generation.
With electricity bills expected to continue to increase in coming years, a National Energy Savings Initiative will ensure that energy retailers across Australia have an obligation to invest in energy efficiency improvements in households and businesses and help them manage energy bills.