- Maintaining comprehensive, high-quality, timely and accessible sets of energy information is important to:
- promote public understanding of Australia's energy systems and technologies
- assist regulatory, policy and market development
- empower informed decision-making by government, business and households
- meet national and international reporting obligations.
- Many government agencies collect and produce energy information sets, and there is a need to minimise the reporting burden on industry and maximise the efficient use of energy and related data available to government.
- The Australian Government will work collaboratively with other collectors and providers of energy information to:
- streamline reporting requirements and improve energy information governance through greater agency coordination
- build a more comprehensive knowledge base while minimising the reporting burden
- improve the accessibility and usefulness of information to support complex decision-making.
New ways of producing and using energy, evolving and expanding consumer choices, increasingly complex and holistic approaches to policymaking, and more advanced and accessible analytical tools are rapidly altering the nature of energy-related information and the way it is communicated and used. For these reasons, further effort is needed to ensure that Australian Government energy information sets are meeting our needs.
A more integrated approach across governments to meet energy information needs is required. It should ensure the maximum practical alignment with non-government energy information sets and make reporting processes as efficient as possible to minimise the burden on businesses and other information providers.
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