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Submission on the NSW Consumer Energy Strategy

The development of a Consumer Energy Strategy by the NSW Government is strongly supported by the CEC and viewed as an essential step in the continued integration of consumer energy resources (CER) into Australia’s energy systems. By improving approaches to CER deployment, demand response, equitable access, and implementation of standards we can make the energy transition faster, cheaper, smoother, and more secure.

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Submission

4 Mar

Submission to AEMO’s Draft 2024 ISP

The CEC appreciates AEMO’s work to produce this draft update to the 2022 ISP with continued and expanded consideration of ongoing challenges to transforming the National Electricity Market (NEM) to be 100% renewables capable.

The CEC considers that a planning process for the NEM’s transition must cover the impact of community concerns, supply chain strains and disruptions, workforce concerns, and inflationary pressures that have continued to develop since the 2022 ISP. Careful system planning to support efficient investment in generating and network assets has also grown in importance over the past two years. The CEC views the ISP as continuing to serve an important role in the transition of the NEM to a renewable-powered system and Australia’s economy to net-zero.

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Submission

19 Feb

Submission to Treasury's Climate Disclosure Unit

The CEC welcomes Treasury’s bill to mandate climate-related financial disclosures and the initial framework. A clear framework compelling companies to assess and disclose their climate-related financial risks can play a key role in both preventing system-wide problems in Australia’s financial systems and can also support adequate and affordable capital flows into the clean energy industries.

The CEC encourages Treasury to consider some final refinements on the final bill, as outlined below, along with ongoing engagement and consultation with the clean energy industry following initial implementation and as part of continuous improvement of reporting regimes.

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Submission

9 Feb

Jobs and Skills Australia Work Plan Submission

The Clean Energy Council and the Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) welcome the opportunity to make a submission in response to Jobs and Skills Australia’s (JSA) 2024-25 work plan consultation.

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Submission

1 Feb

Federal Budget Submission

The forthcoming Federal Budget marks a historic opportunity for the Australian Government to build on its strong energy policy agenda to date, by placing the clean energy transition and climate action at the centre of its economic agenda, deliver major cost of living savings to households and small businesses, and unlock the immense potential that Australia has to power the nation – and other international markets – with low-cost, renewable energy.

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Submission

29 Jan

Submission on the AER's Draft Export Limit Interim Guidance Note

Flexible export limits provide the opportunity to manage network capacity, maximising the ability of the network to carry local generation whilst reducing the need for investment in poles and wires. The CEC supports the work produced by the AER to create clear guidance on expectations required by Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs) for successful flexible export uptake by consumers. We offer several recommendations to improve the impact the proposed Guidance Note will have in supporting and building consumer trust in flexible exports.

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Submission

25 Jan

Submission to the Sustainable Finance Strategy

The Clean Energy Council welcomes the Treasury’s work to create this consultation paper on its Sustainable Finance Strategy. Commitments to sustainable and blended finance will continue to grow in importance as the economic transition to net zero progresses.

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Submission

19 Dec 23

Submission on the Benchmark Reserve Capacity Price (BRCP)

We welcome the opportunity to comment on the review of the Benchmark Reserve Capacity Price (BRCP) reference technologies and provide our responses to the consultation paper’s three proposals.

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Submission

1 Dec 23