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Australian Government Department of Industry

Energy White Paper

An integrated approach to Australia's energy policy

The Energy White Paper will set out a coherent and integrated approach to energy policy to reduce cost pressures on households and businesses, improve Australia's international competitiveness and grow our export base and economic prosperity. An overview of Australia's energy sector, the key issues that are shaping Australia's energy outcomes, and the Government's current approach to energy policy is available below.

The energy sector in Australia in brief

The Energy Green Paper

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The Government released the Energy Green Paper on 23 September 2014. The Green Paper includes policy approaches to ensure reliable and affordable energy that, when used productively, supports business competitiveness, lowers the cost of living, and grows exports. The Government is keen to consult on the ways the goals in the Energy Green Paper could be achieved and would welcome submissions from interested stakeholders.

Download Executive Summary Download Energy Green Paper

Energy Green Paper Submissions

Submissions to the Energy Green Paper have closed. Public submissions are being progressively published to this web page as soon as practicable. Thank you to everyone who made a submission. The Energy White Paper Taskforce is currently in the process of reviewing submissions to help inform the preparation of the Energy White Paper.

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Contact

You can obtain more information by phoning 1800 024 095 or by emailing ewp@industry.gov.au

Timeline

05 Dec 2013
Terms of Reference released
17 Dec 2013
Issues Paper released
07 Feb 2014
Submissions on the Issues Paper closed
23 Sep 2014
Green Paper released
2015
Energy White Paper released (expected)