Energy Users Association of Australia

InfluenceMap Score
D+
Performance Band
51%
Organisation Score
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Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Melbourne, Australia
Wikipedia:

The Energy Users' Association of Australia appears to show mixed and limited support for action on climate change.

In 2020, EUAA co-signed a statement calling for measures to reduce emissions and accelerate successful energy transitions. It has also accepted the need to reduce emissions to limit global temperatures to 1.5°C. However, in its 2020 key policy positions, EUAA argues the location of carbon mitigation is irrelevant due to climate change's nature as a global problem, suggesting EUAA does not support drastic domestic action to reduce GHG emissions. This aligns with the organisation's support for the National Energy Guarantee in 2017-2018, however, as part of this, EUAA called for exemptions for EITE industries under the Emissions Guarantee.

This appears to align with EUAA support primarily for market-based solution for emissions reductions. As of July 2020, it stated that their preferred mechanism for reducing emissions is through a market-based national carbon pricing scheme. In a 2019 submission to the Energy Security Board, EUAA appeared to support the 'now defunct emissions trading scheme' over subsequent climate change policies.

The organisation appears to show mixed support for energy efficiency standards, praising the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act, and in 2020 the organisation has called for greater investment into energy efficiency following COVID-19. However, in 2020, EUAA argued for multiple exemptions from the NSW Energy Security Safeguard.

EUAA has had some positive engagement on policies regarding the transition of the energy mix: it supported for the Clean Energy Target in 2017 and also supported the development of a pumped hydro power station in 2019. However, EUAA's position on the energy mix appears to be largely driven by its interest in expanding gas supply. Specifically, it has advocated for measures to increase domestic gas supply in 2019 and 2020. Notably, in 2017 it supported the re-opening of the mothballed Swanbank E gas-fired power plant in Queensland, arguing it would reduce energy prices.

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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 NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
-1 0 NA 1 NS NS NS NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
0 0 NA -1 0 0 NS NA
Support of UN Climate Process
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
1 NA NA NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS NA -1 NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NA 0 NS NS NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS 1 NA 0 NS 2 NS NA
Renewable Energy
-1 -1 NA 0 NS 0 NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
1 0 NA 0 0 0 NS NA
GHG Emission Regulation
NS 0 NA 0 0 0 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
2 NA NA NA NA NA NS NA