Learning skills for energy compliance

The National Energy Efficient Building Project (NEEBP), on behalf of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council National Energy Productivity Plan, has developed the Energy Efficiency Skills Program. Offered as part of the Cross-Industry Skills Training Project, the Program is designed to help industry professionals comply with set requirements under the National Construction Code […]

Demand response
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Consultation on “smart” demand response

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council has drafted a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for certain electrical appliances to be demand-response capable. The South Australian Government is leading the consultation under the Energy Equipment Efficiency (E3) Program. The consultation paper re-examined and updated the modelling that was undertaken in 2013/14, quantifying energy network peak cost […]

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Proposed changes to regulation of chillers

The Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy and New Zealand’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) have consulted with industry on the regulation of liquid chilling packages (chillers) on behalf of the Equipment Energy Efficiency Committee (E3) under the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Energy Council. As discussed in Chillers: Updated Policy Positions and […]


Industry demands energy efficient homes

More than 30 consumer, social sector, industry, environment and local government organisations have signed a joint statement urging COAG Energy Council to commit to action to raise the energy performance of all Australian homes at its December meeting. At the meeting, COAG EC will consider the recommendations of the Department of Environment & Energy’s Trajectory […]