Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity

The Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity is an independent, not-for-profit coalition of business, government and environmental leaders promoting energy efficiency, energy productivity and decentralised energy. A2EP aims to inform, influence and advance the effective use of energy in Australia.

Forum on Doubling Australia’s Energy Productivity’

The 2xEP program is working with industry, governments and research partners towards a Roadmap for doubling energy productivity by 2030. A commitment to 2xEP would lead to investment of $100 billion over 15 years, a 2.8% increase in real GDP, a $30 billion reduction in energy spend in 2030, a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. A2EP supports and promotes the 2xEP program.

Economic productivity in many sectors of the Australian economy has been flat or declining in recent years. Energy costs consumers - business and domestic - more than $110 billion per year, about 8% of GDP. Improving energy productivity is key to improving multi-factor productivity.

Energy ‘productivity’ considers not only energy ‘efficiency’ but also system optimisation and business transformation. Energy productivity looks to outputs - quality and quantity - not only to ‘savings’ or a reduction in consumption but also ways to improve the value of output created from energy use.




Global Alliance for Energy Productivity

The Global Alliance for Energy Productivity builds on the Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 goal of doubling energy productivity in the United States by taking it global, securing commitments from government and business decision-makers around the world to be leaders in energy productivity. The Global Alliance aims to boost economic growth, improve energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money.

A2EP is a partner of the Global Alliance and Jonathan Jutsen, our deputy chair, is a member of the Steering Committee. More here.

Home insulation:

Standards below optimal, one third of homes have none

New research undertaken by pitt+sherry has revealed that current minimum requirements for insulation under Australia’s building regulations are not the most cost effective. The research shows millions of dollars could be saved through higher standards of insulation.

More detail and the report are available here
A Fairfax Media report is availble here