About the draft paper
The draft paper, Draft Energy White Paper 2011—Strengthening the Foundation for Australia's Energy Future (see Related documents) provides an overview of Australia's future energy needs to 2030 and defines a comprehensive strategic policy framework to guide the further development of Australia's energy sector.
The draft paper was launched on 13 December 2011 by the Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism.
The release of the draft paper delivers on a commitment by the government to release a draft Energy White Paper for public consultation by the end of 2011.
As part of the consultation process submissions on the Draft Energy White Paper were invited from interested parties until 16 March 2012. Consultation sessions were held nationally in early 2012.
The draft Energy White Paper is available to download as a complete document or by individual chapters (see Related documents).
It is anticipated that the Energy White Paper will be released in later 2012.
For more information about the draft Energy White Paper email the Energy White Paper Secretariat at Secretariat.EWP@ret.gov.au.