Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 24 - Energy Consumers Australia - Implementation Plan Synopsis

On 13 December 2013, the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources agreed to an Implementation Plan outlining the process to establish a national energy consumer advocacy body. The establishment of the body, Energy Consumers Australia (ECA), was an important step towards increasing consumer advocacy on national energy market matters of strategic importance and material consequence for energy consumers, in particular, residential and small business consumers.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 25 - Energy Consumers Australia - Implementation Update and Recruitment Announcement

On 13 December 2013, the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources agreed to an implementation plan outlining the process to establish a national energy consumer advocacy body, Energy Consumers Australia (ECA). An important step towards the establishment of ECA was the recruitment of the ECA Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Watermark Search International was engaged to provide executive recruitment services for the inaugural ECA appointments to the Board and CEO.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 26 - Gas Transmission Pipeline Capacity Trading: Enhanced Information Consultation Paper

On 13 December 2013, the COAG Energy Council, formerly known as the Standing Council on Energy and Resources, endorsed the Transmission Pipeline Capacity Trading Decision Regulation Impact Statement and agreed to pursue a range of measures aimed at reducing transaction costs to facilitate pipeline capacity trading. Specifically, it was agreed to pursue the following measures:

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 27 - Energy Consumers Australia - Legislative Amendments Package

On 13 December 2013, the COAG Energy Council (formerly the Standing Council on Energy and Resources) agreed to establish a national energy consumer advocacy body, Energy Consumers Australia (ECA). Part of the implementation process was the development of the necessary legislative amendments to facilitate ECA's permanent funding mechanism and repeal the Consumer Advocacy Panel's functions which were to be transferred to ECA upon its establishment.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 28 - Demand Response Mechanism (DRM) Cost Benefit Analysis - Consultation Paper

The Demand Response Mechanism (DRM) was a recommendation of the Australian Energy Market Commission in the 2012 Power of Choice review. The DRM was intended to facilitate large energy users to act as though they were non-scheduled generators in the wholesale market, and receive reimbursement for reducing energy demand in response to high price events.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 29 - Discussion Paper on Key recommendations arising from the Review of Enforcement Regimes under the National Energy Laws Final Report

In December 2013, the Review of Enforcement Regimes under the National Energy Laws (the Report) was released by the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources. The purpose of the Report was to inform policy aimed at ensuring enforcement regimes continue to protect the interests of consumers and that the integrity of the energy market is contained.

18th Ministerial Council on Energy meeting communique - 6 February 2009

Australian, State and Territory Government Energy Ministers met in Canberra on 6 February 2009 for the 18th meeting of the Ministerial Council on Energy (MCE). Key outcomes from the meeting were:

20th Ministerial Council on Energy meeting communique - 10 July 2009

Australian, State and Territory Government Energy Ministers met in Darwin on 10 July 2009 for the 20th meeting of the Ministerial Council on Energy (MCE). Key outcomes from the meeting were:

21st Ministerial Council on Energy meeting communique - 4 December 2009

Australian, State and Territory Government Energy Ministers met in Hobart on 4 December 2009 for the 21st meeting of the Ministerial Council on Energy (MCE). The meeting was chaired by the Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP, Australian Government Minister for Resources and Energy.

Key outcomes from this meeting were:

23rd Ministerial Council on Energy meeting communique - 11 June 2010

Australian, State and Territory Government Energy Ministers met in Melbourne on 11 June 2010 for the 23rd meeting of the Ministerial Council on Energy (MCE). The MCE had responsibility for national policy and governance of the Australian energy market.

Key outcomes from the meeting were:

Pages

Subscribe to Energy Council RSS