National Energy Savings Initiative—Issue paper for consultation
About the ESI issues paper
In December 2011, the National Energy Savings Initiative Working Group released an issues paper for public comment. The ESI Working Group sought the views of individuals and organisations on issues pertinent to the Government's consideration of a national Energy Saving Initiative, including possible design and implementation issues.
The consultation process
Stakeholder public consultations on the issues paper occurred in late January and early February 2012 in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide. Individual meetings were held with state and territory governments, industry and community stakeholders. A range of stakeholders attended, including individual businesses, industry associations, social welfare groups, and research organisations.
Submissions in response to the issues paper closed on 27 February 2012. Non confidential submissions can be found on the closed DCCEE ESI consultation page.
The ESI Working Group would like to thank all those who made submissions as this feedback has provided valuable input to the ongoing investigation of a national ESI.
Please note that this version of the issues paper contains an amendment to versions circulated in December 2011 and early January 2012. A correction was made to Figure 1.1 on page 5.
See: Corrected Figure 1.1
- National Energy Savings Initiative—Amendment to issue paper for consultation [PDF 68KB] | [DOC 67KB]
Page 67, paragraph 3, now reads:
The United Kingdom's Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) scheme includes a sub-target for suppliers to achieve 'at least 40 per cent' of total energy savings in a 'priority group' of vulnerable and low-income households. A further requirement is that 15 per cent of savings within the priority group must occur within a 'super priority group' of homes deemed to be 'lowest income households more at risk of fuel poverty'.
Corrections have also been made to the list of Advisory Group members on the inside cover and the closing date for submissions, printed on the Submission Cover Sheet, now reads correctly as '27 February 2012'.