Australia is in the midst of an energy transformation with crucial decisions to be made for the future of our energy system. The federal government recently proposed a National Energy Guarantee as an alternative policy to the Clean Energy Target (CET) recommended by the Finkel Review. The Clean Energy Council is disappointed with this change of direction as a CET was the best opportunity in years to lock in the long-term bipartisan energy policy needed to encourage investment in cleaner energy while improving system reliability and pushing down power prices.
This section of the website explores the issues related to the Finkel Review and its proposed policies as well as the current state of energy security in Australia and the role renewable energy can play in the solutions.
The Finkel Review
The objective of the Independent Review into the Future Security of the NEM is to design a blueprint for how we get from the current market to one that achieves committed emissions abatement targets for the electricity sector while ensuring a secure energy system at a reasonable cost.
Read about energy security in Australia, the impact of the withdrawal of many large conventional coal generators and how renewables can provide Australia's energy security.
Clean Energy Target
Need an overview of a Clean Energy Target (CET)? Take a look at some quick questions and answers explaining what a CET is and what it might mean for energy in Australia.
The Clean Energy Council has published a series of papers examining the Finkel Review and issues related to the transformation of Australia's energy system.