Submission – Inquiry into workforce development in Northern Australia – Issues Paper
The Clean Energy Council (CEC) and the Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) welcome the opportunity to make a submission in response to the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia (the Committee) on the Issues Paper - Workforce Development in Northern Australia (the Paper).view Download
Submission: Universities Accord Interim Report
The Clean Energy Council (CEC) and the Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) welcome the opportunity to make a joint submission in response to the Universities Accord Interim Report (the Review)view Download
CEC submission to Consultation paper on Energy Security Board's Network Visibility project
The CEC has made a submission to the review of network visibility. The consultation paper focusses on how to optimise the benefits of Consumer Energy Resources (CER) and network assets for all customers by providing market participants (and policy stakeholders) with the critical information they need to make CER planning decisions and to manage network-related risks.view Download
CEC’s submission to SA's Green Paper on the Energy Transition
South Australia’s Green Paper sought feedback on a range of areas requiring attention in the transition to net-zero.view Download
Submission in response to proposed harmonisation of energy rules with updated energy objectives
The Clean Energy Council welcomes the opportunity to comment on the rule change to harmonise the NER, NERR and NGR with the updated energy objectives.view Download
CEC Submission_Hydrogen Headstart design_August 2023
The Clean Energy Council (‘the CEC’) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Government’s consultation paper on the new Hydrogen Headstart program.
We welcome the Australian Government’s $2 billion funding commitment to Hydrogen Headstart in the Federal Budget. The program is a critical step in scaling up Australia’s green hydrogen sector and signalling our intentions to become a significant producer in this emerging global market over the longer-term. With the real prospect of a number of other regions stealing a march on Australia in activating their domestic green hydrogen sectors, speed will now be key for remaining a credible contender in the clean energy investment race.view Download
Clean Energy Council Submission to Wired for Change: Small Electrical Products and Solar PV Systems
The Clean Energy Council provided feedback to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)’s public proposal on regulatory approach to product stewardship for electrical/electronic-products (e-products), solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and small electrical and electronic equipment (SEEE). The CEC and its members are largely supportive of DCCEEW’s proposed model for establishing a recycling stewardship scheme with some amendments that are outlined below.
The CEC and its members support a scheme that is dedicated to solar PV waste, insofar as market failures exist. The submission focused on consumer energy resources in terms of its inclusion in a regulated product stewardship scheme. At the outset, we noted that the products included in solar PV waste scheme are fundamentally different in nature and composition, and therefore the scheme should incorporate a specific and distinct focus on the recycling needs and context of the different products. Recycling of solar PV panels represents a significant market failure and requires government intervention to assist in managing the solar PV panel waste. Other components of solar PV systems – such batteries – are currently being managed by industry and so the CEC recommended not including home energy storage batteries in the scheme.view Download