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Record year for renewables reflected in strong Clean Energy Council membership growth

A 24 per cent increase in Clean Energy Council members over the past year serves as another indication of the renewable energy industry’s rapid advancement.

Record growth in the Australian renewable energy industry has translated into an exceptional 12 months for the Clean Energy Council, with the membership base of the clean energy industry’s peak body growing by 24 per cent in the year to June 2018. This brings the Clean Energy Council’s total membership to 534 companies as of June 2018, up from 406 just a year earlier.

The significant increase in the Clean Energy Council’s membership base reflects the rapid growth of the clean energy industry in recent years as local renewable energy companies have ramped up project development, international players have looked to gain a foothold in the Australian market and businesses in the finance, legal and engineering sectors have increased their presence in the renewable energy space.

In the 12 months to June 2018, member numbers increased across most of the Clean Energy Council’s membership levels, with corporate members increasing by 16 per cent, associate members by 13 per cent, network members by 33 per cent and emerging tech members by 50 per cent. The number of sponsoring members remained steady at 17 over the 12-month period.

When this impressive member growth is added to the record number of Clean Energy Council Accredited Installers, which now stands at 5375 after increasing by 17 per cent in the year to June 2018, it is clear that the Clean Energy Council represents a considerable proportion of the Australian renewable energy industry.

Being a member of the peak body for renewable energy in Australia gives companies a voice in the Australian energy debate. As we get closer to the culmination of the Renewable Energy Target and the potential introduction of a new national energy policy, it is more important than ever that companies have their say on the transition to a renewable energy future. By becoming a member of the Clean Energy Council, companies can ensure that their interests are represented in important clean energy industry discussions and that the sector has a strong and unified voice in the decisions that will affect the future of the industry.

Membership of the Clean Energy Council is open to companies from any industry that are looking to advocate for an effective policy and market framework for clean energy while promoting the industry and its achievements.

Visit our website if you would like to join us and the more than 500 companies working towards the shared goal of an Australia powered by renewable energy.