8 January 2021
Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for December 2020.
New energy efficiency report reveals how to significantly reduce energy costs and environmental impacts
The Energy Efficiency Council, in partnership with CitySwitch, has undertaken ground-breaking research detailing how office-based businesses can significantly reduce their energy costs and environmental impacts, often by making simple choices such as which type of technology and equipment to use.
The WA Government launches $13 million energy scheme
The WA Government has announced the $13 million Household Energy Efficiency Scheme which will assist over 10,000 vulnerable households in reducing their energy costs. The four-year scheme will replace low-efficiency appliances, such as refrigerators, for households in relevant circumstances. It will also provide household energy assessments, tailored education and LED lightbulb replacements in the initial rollout of the scheme, which is expected to start mid-2021.
Energy Efficiency 2020 – Fuel Report released by the International Energy Agency
The 2020 edition of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) annual Energy Efficiency report was released on 4 December 2020. The report focuses on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on energy efficiency and global energy markets this year, as well as analysis of 2019 trends.
Victoria sets new energy efficiency targets to cut energy use by 7 pct by 2025
The Victorian government has announced new energy efficiency targets to improve the energy efficiency of households and businesses, that are expected to reduce energy use and costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
New targets under the Victorian Energy Upgrades program will aim to reduce Victorian energy consumption by as much as seven per cent by 2025, with targets increasing each year between 2022 and 2025.
Demand response, VPPs added to extended South Australian energy productivity scheme
The South Australian government has extended and expanded a program designed to help households and businesses cut their energy costs, expanding a previous energy efficiency scheme to include demand response and the creation of new virtual power plants.
The South Australian government has rebadged its residential energy efficiency scheme, which has been evolved into the Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS) and extended its operation out to 2030.