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Friday, 16 February 2018 14:52

National energy guarantee consultation paper

I welcome the release of the National Energy Guarantee consultation paper and urge state and federal governments to approach the consultation process in good faith to provide certainty to businesses and households, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.

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Friday, 09 February 2018 16:41

Energy changes for new homes out for comment

“The Australian Building Code Board (ABCB) has released the public comment draft of the 2019 building code that includes changes to the energy efficiency rules for new homes,” Kristin Brookfield, HIA Chief Executive Industry Policy said.

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Independent state-wide polling released by the Consumer Action Law Centre and the Brotherhood of St Laurence has shown that most Victorians don’t trust their electricity companies and strongly support a fair price for energy, to be set by the Victorian Government regulator.

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Far North Queensland residents are the beneficiaries of a new $200 million wind farm that will generate enough power to supply more than 50,000 homes, according to the Qld State Government.

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The South Australian Government has backed four new pumped hydro energy storage projects in the Upper Spencer Gulf with almost $9 million in grants from the Renewable Technology Fund.

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The Victorian Government will build a major new wind farm with battery storage in Western Victoria that will power the expansion of Stawell’s Nectar Farms.

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Representatives of Australia’s businesses, communities, environment, energy industry and workers are calling on the Commonwealth and States to work together in good faith and a spirit of compromise to make further development of the National Energy Guarantee (the Guarantee) their top priority.

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Energy bills for small businesses across Australia will be cheaper after the Government announced a plan to ensure reliable and affordable energy for all Australians.

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 16:36

Plausible new direction for energy policy

"The announcement by the Prime Minister offers a plausible new direction for energy policy with a welcome focus on energy security but further work will be needed by all concerned to help significantly drive down energy prices for hard-pressed domestic and industrial energy users," Australian Industry Group Chief Executive Innes Willox said.

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Friday, 13 October 2017 11:24

Housing industry calls for action on energy

HIA’s National Manufacturers’ Council confirmed that energy security and energy pricing remain the most significant factor in making investment decisions for Australian building product manufacturers.

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