The Energy White Paper

8 April, 2015 General news0

Energy White Paper

Australian Government Department of Industry

Energy White Paper

The Energy White Paper – at a glance

Energy White Paper - At a Glance coverThe Australian Government has delivered on its election commitment for a consistent and integrated Energy White Paper to give industry and consumers certainty and confidence in energy policy.

The White Paper has now been released, and sets out an energy policy framework for delivering competitively priced and reliable energy supply to households, business and international markets through:

  • increasing competition to keep prices down
  • increasing energy productivity to promote growth and
  • investing in Australia’s energy future.

An overview of the Australian Government’s vision for the energy sector, including the Government’s key priorities is available below.

Energy White Paper: at a glance (PDF) Energy White Paper: at a glance (DOC)

The Energy White Paper

Energy White Paper cover

The Government released the Energy White Paper on 8 April 2015.

The White Paper’s focus is on increasing competition, energy productivity and investment to deliver reliable and cost competitive energy to households and business.

To support this vision, the Australian Government is leading, through the Council of Australian Governments Energy Council, market reforms for more competition and consumer choice.

A National Energy Productivity Plan is being developed for improving Australia’s energy use against a global and transitioning energy market.

The Australian Government is also putting in place the right market settings to maintain our investment attractiveness and ability to adopt new technologies.

The principles set out in the White Paper provide a rationale for these actions and future decision-making, giving industry and consumers certainty in energy policy.

Energy White Paper (PDF) Energy White Paper (DOC)


You can obtain more information by phoning 1800 024 095 or by emailing


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