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National Energy Productivity Plan 2015-2030

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2015
To deliver the Australian Government's National Energy Productivity Target of 40% improvement between 2015 and 2030, the Council of Australian Governments Energy Council has developed the National Energy Productivity Plan (NEPP), a framework and related economy-wide work plan. In better coordinating energy market reform, energy efficiency and climate policy, the Plan aims to improve national energy productivity by stimulating:

  • "more productive consumer choices, through measures which make consumer energy choices easier, help business compete and provide more efficient incentives; and

  • more productive energy services, through measures which support innovation, competitive modern markets and consumer protections".

The main measures proposed in the Plan include:

  • Increased energy efficiency improvement across the residential, commercial and industrial sectors in buildings, appliances and equipment, as well as smarter management of energy

  • Improvement in light vehicle fuel efficiency

  • Reformed electricity and gas market policy to further support new emerging clean technologies and help consumers to reduce their energy costs

  • Support to technological and business-model innovation in the energy sector

  • Support to growth in renewable energy and expansion of the Emission Reduction Fund

  • Promote low carbon urban development

  • Building international collaboration

The related Work program details the measures, their status and proposal for implementation.
The National Energy Productivity Plan aims to deliver numerous benefits, including:

  • boost competitiveness

  • help consumers manage their energy costs

  • reduce GHG emissions - the NEPP is expected to contribute more than 25% of the savings required to meeting Australia's 2030 emissions reduction target (26-28% below 2005 levels)


  • Increase energy productivity by 40% by 2030 compared with a from 2015 and against business as usual scenario
    Energy | Intensity target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: Business as usual scenario
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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