Energy Efficiency (E3)

Management of the Commonwealth government’s Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program is the responsibility of the E3 Committee. 

This committee consist of officials from the Commonwealth, state and territory government agencies as well as representatives of the New Zealand Government. In New Zealand this program is known as the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy.

The E3 Committee reports to the Energy Working Group and is ultimately directed by the COAG Energy Council. The E3 Committee is responsible for advising the Energy Council on energy efficiency implementation measures for electrical and gas equipment and appliances. The Energy Council has given the E3 Committee a mandate to assess any energy using product for possible regulation, subject to community consultation and the completion of a regulation impact assessment.

The Department of Industry and Science provides support for the E3 Committee’s activities. A departmental officer is the chair of the E3 Committee.

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