A Case of Upside Down?

An alliance of community service organisations is calling on COAG Energy Ministers to ensure people get the full benefit from the National Energy Guarantee by not giving special treatment to big corporations and by ensuring the target setting process supports rapid emissions reduction in the electricity sector to address the current effects of climate change.

ACOSS has consistently urged COAG to reach agreement on a national energy policy that will deliver both lower energy prices, particularly for people on low and modest incomes, and emissions reductions that will meet our Paris commitments.

However, the current design of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) will not deliver unless key changes are made in the interests of people who are struggling, including households, farmers, small business owners, and disadvantaged communities.

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