All Victorians are part of this vision and stand to benefit: household energy users, business owners, energy product manufacturers or suppliers, property owners and builders, local governments and community organisations. These benefits include more jobs, higher economic productivity, improved working conditions, health improvements, and savings to both household and public budgets.
The Statement presents six priorities for action:
- Creating new Victorian energy efficiency jobs and supporting existing ones
- Making Victorian businesses more productive and competitive
- Providing active support to relieve energy cost pressures on the most vulnerable
- Improving the efficiency and quality of our residential and commercial buildings
- Government leadership and best practice
- Harnessing markets to ensure broad uptake of energy efficiency.
In late 2015, the Government held workshops on different sectors, working closely with hundreds of stakeholders from the energy efficiency sector, household and business energy consumers, the building and property sector, environmental organisations, unions, local governments and the energy supply industry.
This stakeholder engagement continued at the Energy Efficiency and Productivity Summit at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre on 25 August. The Summit was attended by 284 delegates who discussed ideas for improving energy efficiency and productivity in Victoria. These ideas are being developed into new energy efficiency and productivity programs.
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