The Clean Energy Council is the peak body for the clean energy industry in Australia.
The vision of the Clean Energy Council is to transform Australia's energy system into a clean energy system.
Our purpose is to lead and support the growth of the clean energy industry in Australia through:
- Shaping policy
- Developing standards and regulations and ensuring the integrity of the industry
- Promoting the industry
- Providing a range of valuable services to our members, customers and partners
- Growing the Clean Energy Council’s organisational capability
Our definition of clean energy
We represent renewable energy and energy efficiency. These are defined as follows:
- All sources of renewable energy including hydro, solar, wind, marine, geothermal and bioenergy. All technologies and projects should comply with relevant laws and regulations in that jurisdiction.
- Other low-emission sources with a very low carbon footprint such as:
- fuel cell technology
- high efficiency cogeneration/trigeneration using natural gas
- hydrogen and storage technology
- waste coal mine gas.
- We will not support fossil fuel-based energy generation including:
- traditional coal-fired electricity generation
- large scale, 100 per cent gas-fired generation (including from coal seam methane gas)
- carbon capture and storage.
We will not support nuclear generation technology given it is broadly considered to be non-renewable and is currently prohibited in Australia.
- All demand side (behind the electricity meter) activities and technologies that increase the efficiency and reduce (per unit of activity) the consumption of electricity
- Technology or activities that improve the efficiency of renewable electricity generation (as defined above).
Technologies outside of these definitions will not be directly represented by us.