Clean Energy Council

InfluenceMap Score
B+
Performance Band
84%
Organisation Score
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Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Melbourne, Australia
Wikipedia:

The Clean Energy Council appears supportive of action on climate and has stated strong support for a number of climate policies. The Clean Energy Council's position on climate change is broadly consistent with the IPCC's recommendation for net zero emissions by 2050, and it has consistently advocated a comprehensive policy framework at federal level. This includes supporting Zali Stegall's Climate Change Bill in 2020, which legislates a net-zero by 2050 emissions reduction target for Australia.

The Clean Energy Council appears to have lobbied positively on renewable energy policies. In 2020, in its position paper on a clean recovery following COVID-19, Clean Energy Council advocated extending the government's write off for the cost of solar, battery and smart meter installation. It has similarly opposed the abolition of the Small-scale Renewable Energy scheme in 2020, and suggested mandating solar and batteries in new homes through reforming the National Construction Code In 2018, Clean Energy Council supported the Labor government's proposed renewable energy target of 50% by 2030 and supported the development of Renewable Energy Zones.

The Clean Energy Council has been supportive of government attempts to implement policy to reduce emissions. The Clean Energy Council directly lobbied policy makers to support the Clean Energy Target in 2017. In 2018, the organisation also supported the National Energy Guarantee and advocated the policy's emissions reduction target should be aligned with net zero before 2050 for the energy sector.

The Clean Energy Council appears strongly supportive of a transition in the energy mix. In 2020, it encouraged a shift away from fossil fuels and also supported an increased role for low-emission technologies such as wind, solar and green hydrogen as part of Australia's Technology Investment Roadmap. In 2019, the organisation advocated government to support the development of Australia's electricity distribution network to incorporate greater levels of renewable energy and in 2020, supported the Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap, designed to better incorporate rooftop solar and batteries into the energy mix. Additionally, Clean Energy Council supports the 5 minute settlement rule, which will encourage the uptake of batteries. In 2018, the organisation also directly lobbied government to support infrastructure for electric vehicles. In the run up to the Queensland state election in October 2020, it called for all parties to support an ambitious energy storage target to facilitate the transition of the energy mix to renewables. In May 2020, the Clean Energy Council did appear to support the government's plan to use gas and coal-fired power in the medium term, however, this appears inconsistent with the rest of the organisations lobbying activities. Ahead of the state election in Queensland in October 2020, the Clean Energy Council called for no government funding to be given for new coal-fired power stations & called for all parties to establish a strong 2030 Energy Storage Target "to deliver firm clean power 24/7".

The Clean Energy Council is transparent regarding its corporate and executive membership, although it does not disclose membership to its committees and working groups.

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DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
NS 1 NA NS NS 1 NS NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
NS 1 NA 1 1 2 NS NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
1 1 NA 1 NS 0 NS NA
Support of UN Climate Process
NS 1 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA NA NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
1 NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS 2 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy
1 2 NA 2 1 1 NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
1 1 NA 1 1 1 NS NA
GHG Emission Regulation
1 1 NA 1 1 0 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
1 NA NA NA NA NA NS NA