G20 Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures

Australia

Description: On 2 July 2009, the Council of Australian Governments (CoAG) reached a National Partnership Agreement on Energy Efficiency (NPAEE). The NPAEE established a cooperative approach to delivering and implementing energy efficiency measures across all Australian jurisdictions. The primary commitment under the NPAEE is to implement a ten-year National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (NSEE). The strategy, which sets out 37 measures to improve energy efficiency in Australia, is framed around four key themes: assisting households and businesses in the transition to a low-carbon future; reducing impediments to the uptake of energy efficiency; making buildings more energy efficient; and making sure the government works in partnership and leads the way.
National energy efficiency target: n.a.
Target year: n.a.
Other target: The Australian Government has also committed to a long-term target to cut pollution by 80 per cent below 2000 levels by 2050.
Other target year: 2050
Source: Enerdata-Global Energy Research