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Government Energy Efficiency Perspective 2013 . Subho Banerjee Deputy Secretary Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. Overview. Australia’s economy and the industrial sector are facing major challenges – leading to a renewed focus on productivity

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Government energy efficiency perspective 2013

Government Energy Efficiency Perspective 2013

Subho Banerjee

Deputy Secretary

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism


Overview
Overview

  • Australia’s economy and the industrial sector are facing major challenges – leading to a renewed focus on productivity

  • The industrial sector has made major improvements in energy productivity in recent years – and significant opportunity remains

  • Government remains committed to working with industry to unlock greater energy productivity gains


The future holds some challenges for australian industry
The future holds some challenges for Australian industry

Competitiveness

Growing beyond the mining boom

Rising costs of energy – electricity, gas and oil

Improve energy productivity

Commodity price volatility

Transforming to compete in a low-carbon world

Increasingly complex regulatory environments

Australian dollar uncertainty


Energy prices have risen and are

forecast to continue rising

Electricity and Gas price indexes (adjusted for inflation)

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics


Energy efficiency is important for achieving global emission reduction targets
Energy efficiency is important for achieving global emission reduction targets

38

Gt

New Policies Scenario

36

34

Energy efficiency measures

32

30

28

26

24

450 Scenario

22

20

2010

2015

2020

2025

2030

2035

Source: IEA, World Energy Outlook 2012


Overview1
Overview reduction targets

  • Australia’s economy and the industrial sector are facing major challenges – leading to a renewed focus on productivity

  • The industrial sector has made major improvements in energy productivity in recent years – and significant opportunity remains

  • Government remains committed to working with industry to unlock greater energy productivity gains



Significant opportunities remain to capture further savings
Significant opportunities remain to capture further savings improvements

Mining, manufacturing & transport identified savings

= 11.4% of their total energy use

Source: Industrial Energy Efficiency Data Analysis Project

How much of the identified potential can be unlocked?

How to facilitate uptake of that potential?


Overview2
Overview improvements

  • Australia’s economy and the industrial sector are facing major challenges – leading to a renewed focus on productivity

  • The industrial sector has made major improvements in energy productivity in recent years – and significant opportunity remains

  • Government remains committed to working with industry to unlock greater energy productivity gains


Government is working to further understand factors affecting industry investment in energy productivity

  • ‘Tracking Australia’s Progress Towards a Low Carbon Economy’

    • Power

    • Industry

    • Buildings

    • Land use

    • Waste

  • In-depth analysis of industrial energy efficiency activities


Companies report that three practices in combination increase energy efficiency outcomes

Source: Tracking Progress Towards a Low Carbon Economy


Government is committed to working with industry to further unlock energy productivity

Industry opportunities

Government support

Factors affecting investment



Thank you unlock energy productivity


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