Energy policy

Sustainable Energy Policy

The Sustainable Energy Policy will establish an integrated policy framework for managing the social, economic and environment challenges faced by the Territory to 2020 as they relate to energy production and use.

The framework consists of four key targeted outcomes:

  • Outcome one: secure and affordable energy
  • Outcome two: smarter use of energy
  • Outcome three: cleaner energy
  • Outcome four: growth in the clean economy

Related to each outcome are a series of measures which will underpin the Government’s energy policy work program to 2020.

ACT Sustainable Energy Policy PDF (697.2KB)

Renewable Energy Targets

In September 2012, the ACT Government released “AP2, A new climate change strategy and action plan for the Australian Capital Territory”. AP2 will guide the Territory’s strategy to meet our 2020 greenhouse gas reduction targets and set us on the path to becoming a sustainable and carbon neutral community. Action 13 of AP2 states, “the ACT Government will determine a new renewable electricity consumption target of 90% renewables by 2020 and in 2013 publish a methodology for accounting for renewable energy consumption and reporting against this target”.

Draft Sustainable Energy Policy

Human-induced global warming is the greatest and most urgent threat confronting humanity. Combating climate change means a drastic reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases. In response, the ACT Government has adopted a Territory-wide target of zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2060.

The Draft Sustainable Energy Policy 2010–2020 has been developed with this target in mind.

Media release: Draft Sustainable Energy Policy released for public comment, 21 December 2009

The Draft Sustainable Energy Policy 2010–2020 presented a range of policies that the ACT Government will consider in its move towards zero net emissions. The specific targets in the draft policy will be subject to further review to take into account research that has been commissioned by the ACT Government as well as comments from the public consultation.

Submissions on the draft Sustainable Energy Policy 2010-2020 closed on 5 March 2010 with 31 submissions received.  These submissions can be viewed below. 

Submissions received

1.  Roger Bradbury (14Kb)
2.  Michael Adler (10Kb)
3.  Andrew Lang (30Kb)
4.  ViaSat Australia (24Kb)
5.  Vera Kurz (9Kb)
6.  Derek Wrigley and John Sandeman (25Kb)
7.  Henry Hatch (70Kb)
8.  Housing Industry Association (818Kb)
9.  Greg Hutchison (47Kb)
10.  Professor Will Steffan (14Kb)
11.  Care Financial Counselling Service (99Kb)
12.  Leon Arundell (16Kb)
13.  SEE-Change (45Kb)
14.  John Bain (51Kb)
15.  AGL (123Kb)
16.  Gerbilnow (368Kb)
17.  CB Richard Ellis (189Kb)
18.  Origin (4927Kb)
19.  Environmental Defender's Officer (544Kb)
20.  Engineers Australia (Canberra) (241Kb)
21.  ActewAGL (7369Kb)
22.  Gillian King (27Kb)
23.  Energy Retailers Association of Australia (222Kb)
24.  Bill Gresham (20Kb)
25.  ACT Greens (286Kb)
26.  CanberraEV (338Kb)
27.  David Glynne Jones (55Kb)
28.  Arthur Davies (49Kb)
29.  ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (2067Kb)
30.  Climate Action Canberra (99Kb)
31.  Jack Kershaw - Under the Sun (92Kb)
32.  Property Council of Australia (116Kb)
33.  Energy Supply Association of Australia (58Kb)
34.  Clean Energy Council (68Kb)
35.  Energy Efficiency Council (601Kb)

Public information sessions were recently held and well attended by the community.  Reports for both the sessions are available.

Tuesday 9 February 2010, Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden.
Tuesday 16 February 2010, Belconnen Premier Inn, Belconnen.

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