Productivity Commission

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Energy Efficiency with specific focus on the Building Industry

In the Commonwealth Government’s Securing Australia’s Energy Future White Paper on energy policy, the Government foreshadowed a Productivity CommissionInquiry into the economic and environmental potential of energy efficiency.

A major study by the Allen Consulting Group titled ‘The Energy Efficiency Gap: market failures and policy options’ prepared for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, Australasian Energy Performance Contracting Association, Australian Glass and Glazing Association and the Insulation Council of Australia and New Zealand in November 2004 was submitted to that inquiry.

The Productivity Commission’s draft report was of some concern to those promoting energy efficiency. ICANZ response to the draft report is contained in the following documents: