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Advocacy & initiatives

As the peak body representing Australia's clean energy sector, the Clean Energy Council (CEC) works with industry and government to build a competitive and sustainable market to help accelerate the transformation of Australia’s energy system to one that is smarter and cleaner. This section provides information about key industry policy issues as well as the advocacy work and industry initiatives of the CEC.

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Federal Election 2019

This Federal Election it is critical that all sides of politics commit to sensible and enduring clean energy policy for the next term of government and beyond. Read our federal clean energy policy recommendations and add your voice to our campaign by calling on your MP to commit to strong clean energy policy.

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Australia’s energy transformation

Australia is going through a massive energy transition as we move towards a clean energy system. Take a look at some of the key issues related to this transition and the opportunities, challenges and impacts these present.

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Electricity prices

Domestic power bills have risen substantially across Australia over the last decade, but there is relief in sight with prices expected to fall by an average of 6.2 per cent over the 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years. Find out more about what makes up your bill and what we can do to bring prices down.

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Community Engagement

Community engagement

Positive community engagement is vital for the success of any development, and clean energy projects are no exception. Find out about the work underway in the industry to ensure developers continue to adopt best practices.

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Wind And Solar

Renewable Energy Target

Australia's Renewable Energy Target has been instrumental in driving the take up of renewable energy in Australia. The policy is designed to ensure that at least 33,000 gigawatt-hours of Australia's electricity comes from renewable sources by 2020.

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Women in Renewables

The Clean Energy Council's Women in Renewables initiative enables and champions women working in the renewable energy industry. Through building a united community of people who share a collective mission and vision, we support women to step up as empowered leaders within their organisations.

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Documents And Tablet


The Clean Energy Council believes that policy submissions are key to our role as the peak body for the clean energy industry. On behalf of our members, our submissions influence the acceleration and take up of clean energy in Australia.

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Behind the Meter Code

A collection of industry associations, energy and consumer groups have been working together to develop an industry-wide code for behind the meter products.

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