The Renewable Energy Target (RET) is split into two parts: The Large-scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) and the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES). These schemes create a financial incentive for investment in renewable energy sources through the creation and sale of certificates.
Home owners can reduce the cost of their solar panels or solar water heater through the SRES.
The AEMC was established to undertake rule making and market development in the National Electricity Market (NEM) and over time the gas market. The AEMC is responsible for administration and publishing of the National Electricity Rules; the rule making process under the new National Electricity Law; and providing policy advice to the MCE in relation to the NEM.
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) performs economic regulation of the wholesale electricity market and electricity transmission networks in the National Electricity Market (NEM), and enforcement of the National Electricity Law and National Electricity Rules.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is an independent Commonwealth authority, supporting innovations that improve the competitiveness of renewable energy technologies and increase the supply of renewable energy in Australia
The Australian Solar Institute will provide much needed support for the Australian solar community, helping to retain Australian solar expertise and develop the next generation of Australian solar researchers.
The BREE provides professionally independent, high quality economic research, data, analysis and advice to governments, industries and other stakeholders on issues affecting Australia's energy and resources sectors.
The Clean Energy Regulator administers the carbon pricing mechanism, the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme, the Carbon Farming Initiative and the Renewable Energy Target. These schemes aim to reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of clean energy.
CSIRO Energy Technology looks at the ways in which the generation and consumption of energy and power affects Australia and Australians. In particular, they investigate ways in which processes can be made more efficient and better for the environment.
Works towards the coordination between the technical and safety electrical regulatory authorities of the Australian states, territories and commonwealth. and New Zealand.
Index page for the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism's energy information. The Australian Government is committed to the provision of adequate, reliable and affordable energy to meet future energy consumption needs and to underpin strong economic growth, consistent with the principles of environmental responsibility and sustainable development.
The Energy Reform Implementation Group (ERIG) was established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to review certain elements of the operation of Australia’s energy sector and to suggest further reforms. This page links to the executive summary and main report: The Way Forward for Australia.
The Energy Security Council advises on measures to ensure the security of energy supply during the transition to a clean energy future and on applications for financial assistance by energy market participants.
The Draft Energy White Paper provides an overview of Australia's future energy needs to 2030 (and in some cases beyond) and defines a comprehensive strategic policy framework to guide the further development of Australia's energy sector. The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism will continue to keep stakeholders and the broader community appraised on developments in producing the Government’s Energy White Paper.
The National Framework for Energy Efficiency (NFEE) aims to unlock the significant yet untapped economic potential associated with the increased uptake of energy efficient processes and technologies across Australia.
The REC Registry supports the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) and Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) by facilitating the creation, transfer and surrender of certificates