Energy Efficiency Council

InfluenceMap Score
A-
Performance Band
88%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Melbourne, Australia
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

The Energy Efficiency Council appears to be strongly supporting action on climate change, although its engagement outside of energy efficiency and electrification appears limited.

It has supported ambitions to reduce GHG emissions to net-zero by 2050 and in October 2019, its CEO called for "ambitious government policy" to reach that goal.

It has most actively engaged with policies related to energy efficiency, arguing that "Without real effort to improve energy efficiency...Our greenhouse gas emissions will continue to grow"; notably, it appeared to have supported raising the ambition of energy efficiency targets (e.g. the National Energy Productivity Plan) and individual policies designed to achieve this; e.g. minimum energy efficiency standards for appliances, vehicles and buildings.

The organisation has had limited engagement with policies outside of energy efficiency and electrification, however, it does appear to support emissions reduction targets. In July 2018, it supported the National Energy Guarantee but advocated it to have a much more higher emissions reduction target, in line with CCA recommendations. In 2020, the organisation supported NSW state government's emissions reduction target of 35% by 2030. The organisation also appears to support the implementation of emissions reduction targets for energy, mining and transport sector.

Energy Efficiency Council has supported the transition of the energy mix, particularly the electrification of transport. In 2019, Energy Efficiency Council advocated the government should develop a national strategy for electric vehicles. In June 2020, the organisation has promoted electrification as part of a Green Recovery following COVID-19, as well as argue for a 'wind down of fossil fuel assets'. The Energy Efficiency Council also supports the 5 minute settlement rule, which encourages the uptake of batteries, arguing against delaying its implementation in June 2020.

QUERIES
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 2 NS NS NS NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
NS 1 NA 1 1 1 NS NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
1 1 NA 1 1 1 NS NA
Support of UN Climate Process
NS 1 NA 1 NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
2 NA NA NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS NA 1 NS 2 NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NA 2 NS NS NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
2 1 NA 2 1 2 NS NA
Renewable Energy
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
1 1 NA 1 2 1 NS NA
GHG Emission Regulation
1 1 NA 1 NS 1 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
1 NA NA NA NA NA NS NA