Energy Conservation & Efficiency, energy supply, Australia
Report of the Prime Minister's Task Group on Energy Efficiency

The former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd established a Task Group on Energy Efficiency to advise the Australian Government, by mid-2010, on options to improve Australia’s energy efficiency by 2020.
The Task Group’s terms of reference were explicit in focusing on the need to deliver a step-change improvement in energy efficiency by 2020. In order to be at the forefront of OECD energy efficiency improvement Australia will need to take dramatic and sustained action.
Realizing a step change will require:

  • increased awareness of, and attention to, improved energy efficiency
  • eliminating or reducing the effect of a range of barriers that block or discourage worthwhile action, including moving towards full energy pricing through the introduction of a broad-based carbon price.
Added by View user profileMoushumi Biswas on November 10, 2010