, Greenhouse intensive water heater phase-out
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2004
Date Amended:

2007 (December)

Date Ended:2014
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Department of Industry

The National Framework for Energy Efficiency (NFEE) projects and activities are a subset of the National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (NSEE).

It recognised that significant benefits can be achieved through improvements in energy efficiency, the Australian Ministerial Council on Energy (which comprises representatives from all levels of Australian government) endorsed the NFEE in August 2004 and agreed to the implementation of a number of energy efficiency packages. The Ministerial Council on Energy anticipated that the NFEE would comprise more than one stage.

Stage 1 included "foundation" measures to establish the building blocks of the NFEE. It consisted of nine integrated and inter-linked policy packages which extended, or further developed, a range of cost effective energy efficiency measures already being implemented at a national or jurisdictional level. Stage One built on the existing capacity and capabilities developed by jurisdictions with an increased focus on national coordination. Stage 1 of the NFEE closed on 30 June 2008, with many projects completed or nearing completion.

Stage 2 commenced on 1 July 2008, with the following additional new energy efficiency measures:

1. Expanding and enhancing the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) programme.

2. A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) high efficiency systems strategy to address non-technical barriers while identifying and promoting efficient technical solutions and system optimisation.

3. Phasing-out of incandescent lighting in the residential sector - combining MEPS with complementary activities (information provision, educational activities, demonstration projects, product development and research).

4. Providing government leadership to stimulate energy efficiency in commercial buildings through green leases.

5. Developing measures for a national hot water strategy, to commence 1 July 2009 to improve the energy efficiency of water heaters.

6. Data Gathering and Analysis Project to identify and address gaps in energy efficiency data collection to inform policy-making in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors.

All measures that were in the National Framework on Energy Efficiency are now included under the National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (see separate entry).

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Cross-sectoral, Strategies and action plans
This record is superseded by:National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (NSEE)

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