November 2011

Logo: Australian Bureau of StatisticsExecutive Summary

The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) is a Victorian Government initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage the efficient use of electricity and gas among other objectives.
A number of energy efficiency improvements are currently included in VEET, ranging from the installation of high efficiency hot water systems, air heaters/coolers, lighting, draught proofing and window treatments through to the purchase of high efficiency appliances like refrigerators and televisions. A selection have been grouped into four categories and analysed within this report. They are:

  • Lighting
  • Shower roses
  • Water heating
  • Space heating

Accredited entities create Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEEC) when helping consumers make selected energy efficiency improvements to their homes. Revenue generated through the sale of VEECs in turn enables consumers to be offered those improvements at reduced costs.

The Victorian Department of Primary Industries (DPI) commissioned the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to help inform the socio-economic distribution of selected home energy efficiency improvements under VEET during the scheme's first two and a half years.

This ABS report highlights:

  • Lamps & shower roses generally had a higher uptake in the Melbourne Statistical Division compared to Balance of Victoria
  • Water & space heating generally had a higher uptake in Balance of Victoria compared to the Melbourne Statistical Division
  • Uptake for all activities has decreased during January 2009-June 2011

ABS Analysis of Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Administrative Dataset: January 2009 - June 2011 (PDF, 2.0 MB)
ABS Analysis of Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Administrative Dataset: January 2009 - June 2011 (DOCX, 2.1 MB)

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