Consumer and housing groups are calling on Energy Ministers to reduce household electricity bills by agreeing at their meeting next week to increase energy efficiency standards for new and existing homes and fixed appliances.
CHOICE, National Shelter, Renew, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and 32 other community groups have signed a joint statement (attached) calling on the COAG meeting of energy ministers to commit to higher energy performance standards in the next update of the National Construction Code from 2022 and mandatory minimum energy efficiency standards for rental properties.
ACOSS Energy Adviser, Kellie Caught, said improving energy efficiency would collectively save households billions of dollars in electricity bills.
SOURCE: ACOSS. “Consumers Call for Government and Industry to Set higher Energy Performance Standards for all Australian Homes.” ACOSS, 12 December 2018.
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