This draft strategy aims to ensure the Victorian Essential Services Commission’s work supports access to essential services for consumers experiencing vulnerability.
Energy affordability is an increasing challenge for social housing tenants. In recognition of this, many social housing providers across Australia are placing stronger strategic emphasis on improving the energy performance of their stock.
This small, but in-depth study, followed the installation of solar PV in low-income households living in community rental housing in Melbourne's western suburbs. The research makes a valuable contribution to informing the development of effective mechanisms for delivery of affordable energy and alleviating energy poverty.
The priority areas set out in this document will be the focus of the Essential Services Commission's compliance and enforcement work for the next year. By promoting and enforcing compliance in these areas, the Commission aims to restore trust in the energy market.
Australia leads the world with rapid small-scale adoption of solar photovoltaic (PV) encouraged by feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) and rebates. The common business model for small-scale solar PV is designed around individual installation ownership requiring an upfront capital cost from the dwelling owner and rooftop capacity. These...
Addressing New Zealand’s energy challenges will necessitate more proactive and inclusive policy co-ordination by government and regulatory authorities than that practiced since the late 1980’s.
Energy justice is a social issue, and by leaving it up to vulnerable people to sort it out for themselves, we as a society risk making it even worse.
Liberal MP Craig Kelly claims that poorly heated homes cause more deaths in Australia than in Sweden, despite our milder winters.
This paper addresses critical gaps in existing research by taking a ‘practice approach’ to how we might better support climate justice at the metropolitan scale in Australia.