29 November 2016

The E3 Program is considering the introduction of regulations in Australia to reduce the energy consumption of pumps used in residential pools and spas (“pool pumps”). 

The consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) presents proposals for the Australian market and invites comment and discussion by consumers, industry and other interested stakeholders. 

Regulatory measures to reduce energy consumption are proposed for Australia only under the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012. New Zealand has decided not to participate in this RIS process.

Public consultation sessions will be held in major centres during early December.

The closing date for submissions is 21 December 2016.

Alternatively, if you don’t have time to write a submission, you can provide some comments on specific issues by using the online consultation platform of the Department of the Environment and Energy.

For further information, visit the consultation page.