29 May 2015

The E3 Committee and E3 Review Committee braved Canberra’s chill autumn winds for their bi-annual meetings in early May


A key focus of discussion for the E3 Committee was the soon-to-be-finalised GEMS Review, expected to go to energy ministers for their consideration in July.  The Committee also discussed and agreed the details of the E3 Program’s workplan for the coming year, and discussed the progress of projects currently underway.    Upcoming policy work will look at investigating and consulting on potential new energy efficiency policy and regulatory actions for a range of products.  Compliance will continue to be a high priority for the program, as will ongoing work to improve the usability of the GEMS product registration system.   The E3 Review Committee, comprised of industry groups and associations as well as consumer advocacy groups, discussed key aspects of the draft GEMS Review and its recommendations.

Further information about each of these work items will be released in the coming months, so keep an eye out for updates in the next Efficiency Standard and on the website, energyrating.gov.au.