National Energy Savings Initiative papers released
The National Energy Savings Initiative Working Group has released the National Energy Savings Initiative Working Group Issues Paper for public comment.
Under the Clean Energy Future plan the Australian Government committed to do further work to investigate the merits of a national Energy Savings Initiative. The plan states that the further work on a national Energy Savings Initiative will be 'the subject of detailed policy analysis, economic modelling and consultation with the community, industry and state and territory governments'.
This Issues Paper is an important element of the Working Group’s consultation process. The Issues Paper seeks the views of individuals and organisations on issues pertinent to the Australian Government’s consideration of a national Energy Saving Initiative, including design and implementation considerations.
Economic and energy market modelling will be a valuable input to the Working Group’s further analyses of a national Energy Savings Initiative. The Working Group is also consulting with the public, industry and other experts to ensure the modelling methodology and its underpinning assumptions and data are robust. To this end, the Working Group has released the Energy market modelling of national energy savings report and is seeking stakeholder views on its contents.
The report outlines the approach that has been applied in preliminary modelling work, a range of areas where the methodology has been improved in recent months and requests advice on how the modelling approach could be further enhanced. The final report, Energy Savings Initiative and Energy Markets, of that preliminary study is also available.
Visit the Consultation on a national Energy Savings Initiative webpage for further information about the Issues Paper and Modelling Assumptions Report, including information on how to make a submission and supporting public consultation events. Submissions close on Monday 27 February 2010 at 4 pm AEST.
Visit the Energy Savings Initiative webpage for further detail about the Australian Government’s commitment concerning a national Energy Savings Initiative and the timeline for the Working Group’s program.