Clean Energy Council (CEC) committees advise the CEC on policy and industry development issues in specific areas of the clean energy industry.

Importantly, they give Clean Energy Council members the opportunity to contribute their insights and expertise in the CEC's work.

The main policy-setting body of the Clean Energy Council is the Policy and Advocacy Advisory Committee. The committee's role is to ensure that the Clean Energy Council takes a balanced approach to developing positions – taking into account all technology areas – and it  advises the CEC Chief Executive and senior staff on relevant matters.

Three key bodies within the Clean Energy Council committees are directoratesworking groups and advisory groups.

These are:

  • forums for technical advice and input into policy positions and industry development projects
  • mechanisms for information sharing and networking amongst Clean Energy Council members
  • forums to raise and discuss ideas and initiatives
  • places to meet with government representatives and other key stakeholders to discuss industry specific issues as appropriate.

Working groups often form a sub-set of a directorate, in which case the views of the working group are fed through to the directorate and subsequently the Clean Energy Council Policy and Advocacy Advisory Committee.

Advisory groups provide members with advice and information on policy and technical issues that directly affect their specific technologies.