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Advocacy & initiatives

As the peak body representing Australia's clean energy sector, the Clean Energy Council (CEC) works with industry and government to build a competitive and sustainable market to help accelerate the transformation of Australia’s energy system to one that is smarter and cleaner. This section provides information about key industry policy issues as well as the advocacy work and industry initiatives of the CEC.


Australia’s energy transformation

Australia is going through a massive energy transition as we move towards a clean energy system. Take a look at some of the key issues related to this transition and the opportunities, challenges and impacts these present.

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Workforce development

A skilled workforce is a crucial component to Australia’s energy transformation. Workforce development forms a key area of our policy and advocacy work in order to lay the foundations for a strong and secure renewable energy workforce.


Community Engagement

Community engagement

Positive community engagement is vital for the success of any development, and clean energy projects are no exception. Find out about the work underway in the industry to ensure developers continue to adopt best practices.

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Wind And Solar

Renewable Energy Target

Australia's Renewable Energy Target has been instrumental in driving the take up of renewable energy in Australia. The policy is designed to ensure that at least 33,000 gigawatt-hours of Australia's electricity comes from renewable sources by 2020.

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Women in Renewables

The Clean Energy Council's Women in Renewables initiative enables and champions women working in the renewable energy industry. Through building a united community of people who share a collective mission and vision, we support women to step up as empowered leaders within their organisations.

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Documents And Tablet


Policy submissions are key to our role as the peak body for the clean energy industry. On behalf of our members, our submissions influence the acceleration and uptake of clean energy in Australia.

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New Energy Tech Consumer Code

A collection of industry associations, energy and consumer groups have been working together to develop an industry-wide code for behind the meter products.

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