Efficiency targets essential say Democrats

Energy data collection "a disgrace": Allison said: "Our energy data collection is a disgrace. We just do not know which energy users are using power and how. That is the fact of the matter". Allison added: "One per cent energy efficiency target would reduce our wholesale electricity price by 19 per cent. You would not only be doing industry a favour by finding savings for them through the audit requirement; you would be advantaging consumers across the board because that wholesale price would go down… We know that one per cent can be achieved at little or no cost".

Reference: Senate Hansard, Wednesday, 21 March 2007, p.15. This document is available at: http://www.aph.gov.au/hansard/senate/dailys/ds210307.pdf

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