We appreciate the opportunity to comment and contribute to the Just Transitions in Australia: Moving Towards Low Carbon Lives Across Policy, Industry and Practice report.
We believe that a just energy system supports consumers’ needs, values and expectations and operate on the understanding that there are not one but two major transitions occurring at the heart of Australia’s energy system. The transition to decarbonisation involves people, not just as consumers but as producers and storers of energy – providing new opportunities for them and the system. Consumers are an integral part of the energy system and must have their concerns and perspectives considered in the challenging process of designing and implementing solutions encountered as we transition from fossil fuel technology to distributed, renewable energy generation. We play a unique role in ensuring the voices of residential and small business consumers are heard by the industry as this occurs.
We answer each question posed in detail in our submission here.