3. Action by Australian Governments
Local, state and federal governments are developing initiatives and regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make industry and households more energy efficient.
A. Federal Government
The federal government aims to improve the environmental performance of industry, government and the public. The focus of federal government initiatives include:
- Impending carbon trading scheme
- Energy Efficiency Opportunities Act (2006)
- Move to Federal regulation of energy (AER).
For further information regarding the Federal government’s initiatives for climate change, water, energy efficiency and the environment you can access the following web pages:
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
Or you can pursue these relevant authorities:
CSIRO - Energy efficiency
National Framework for Energy Efficiency
Department of Climate Change