Submission to: Electricity and Energy Sector Plan

24.04.24 By

The Climate Council welcomes the Australian Government’s consultations for the Electricity and Energy Sector Plan (EESP).

The development of this sector plan is an important opportunity for designing an electricity and energy system which is fit for purpose to enable a thriving zero emissions economy. The delivery of a much larger, more resilient and reliable clean electricity grid underpins Australia’s transition to a zero carbon future. Without it, we cannot decarbonise our domestic economy to its full potential, or lay the foundations for Australia’s next era of prosperity with clean industries. The EESP will, to a large extent, determine the feasible emissions reduction pathways for every other sector currently being considered. The design of the new energy system must cater for the needs of all Australian industries, sectors and communities. It is essential we get this right, by planning for a clean energy system which can anticipate and unlock decarbonisation options right across Australia’s economy.