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A Clean Recovery is the Clean Energy Council’s plan to kickstart the economy and create quality Australian jobs.

The economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 presents Australia with an incredible opportunity to drive economic growth by injecting $50 billion worth of new investment into the economy, creating over 50,000 jobs for regional Australians while building the infrastructure necessary to create a 21st century electricity system and taking substantial steps to reducing Australia’s contribution to climate change.

A Clean Recovery will:

  • Create over 50,000 quality jobs
  • Lay the foundations for a strong and secure Australian economy
  • Bring jobs and training to regional Australia
  • Take action on climate change
  • Generate affordable electricity for all Australians
  • Build 21st century infrastructure
  • Unlock over $50 billion of private investment

Download the short explainer below or download the full policy recommendations at the bottom of this page.

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Policy recommendations

A Clean Recovery can jumpstart the economy as a result of the following package of initiatives.

Creating jobs, supporting local communities and empowering consumers

  • Develop a national home battery program
  • Support small businesses and new homes to go solar
  • Commit to government and community buildings switching to solar and batteries
  • Commit to 100 per cent renewable energy for government agencies

Building 21st century energy infrastructure

  • Build a 21st century transmission system
  • Build a smart distribution network to accelerate and leverage distributed energy resources (DER)
  • Support investment in large-scale energy storage
  • Build an electric vehicle (EV) charging network
  • Develop the workforce of the future

Accelerating large-scale clean energy investment

  • Facilitate continued investment in large-scale renewable projects
  • Encourage the development of offshore wind energy
  • Prioritise smart market and regulatory reform

Making Australia a clean energy superpower

  • Support major energy customers to secure low cost supply and become globally competitive
  • Establish Australia's renewable hydrogen capacity

A Clean Recovery Forum

On Tuesday 5 May, the Clean Energy Council held a forum with leading political, industry and community representatives to discuss the enormous potential of A Clean Recovery to lead Australia's economic recovery from COVID-19.