Environmental Schemes

Australian Energy Efficiency Schemes Summary

Australia is fortunate to have several state government mandated incentive schemes that reward homeowners and businesses for adopting Energy Efficient practices and installing Energy Efficient Products.
Emerald Planet is uniquely situated to design, import, register and supply a wide range of Energy Efficient Products to our extensive network of accredited businesses operating within these programs. For instance Emerald Planet has imported and sold many millions of energy efficient LED lamps, CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps), Solar PV systems, LED tubes, Standby Saving Powerboards/Energy Saving Powerboards and weather sealing products all supported by these incentive schemes. A summary of current schemes can be found below:

Victoria

Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET)

  • Households and businesses are rewarded for upgrading to energy-efficient products, provided by government-accredited businesses. Carbon certificates (VEECs) are created for these activities, ultimately enabling the products to be installed at a subsidised rate to the customer. The VEECs are traded on the open market within Victoria and bought by Energy Retailers in order to meet their mandatory targets each year.
  • Emerald Planet currently supplies products specifically approved for the following activities within the VEET scheme;
    • Replacement of a range of inefficient commercial and industrial lighting with efficient LED lighting
    • Replacement of incandescent lamps with LED A-Bulbs,
    • Replacement of halogen downlights with LED downlights,
    • Replacement of T8 fluoro tubes with LED tubes and LED troffers
    • Installation of weather sealing Door Seals,
    • Installation of weather sealing Chimney Balloons,

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New South Wales

Energy Saving Scheme (ESS)

  • The ESS follows a very similar structure to VEET in Victoria. Energy Saving Certificates (ESCs) are created when households and businesses adopt approved energy-efficient products, installed by accredited businesses. The ESCs enable the products to be installed at a subsidised rate. Like VEECs in Victoria, ESCs are then traded on the open market within NSW and bought by Energy Retailers in order to meet their mandatory targets each year.
    • Replacement of halogen downlights with LED downlights
    • Replacement of T8 fluoro tubes with LED panels and troffers
    • Replacement of a range of inefficient commercial and industrial lighting with efficient LED lighting

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Australian Capital Territory

Energy Efficiency Incentive Scheme (EEIS)

  • The Energy Efficiency Incentive Scheme (EEIS) provides an incentive framework for homes and businesses to implement a range of energy-efficient technologies including: lighting, space heating and cooling, appliances, weather sealing and efficient hot water. 

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South Australia

Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES)

  • The REES follows a similar structure to VEET and ESS. Installations of energy-efficient products in commercial and residential sectors are given a deemed value for the amount of energy saved, and like the equivalent programs in NSW and VIC, the energy-efficient products are installed at a subsidised rate. These savings are then reported by the Energy Retailers in order to meet mandatory targets each year.
  • Emerald Planet currently supplies products specifically for the following activities within the REES scheme:
    • Replacement of a range of inefficient commercial and industrial lighting with efficient LED lighting
    • Replacement of incandescent lamps with CFLs
    • Installation of Standby Saving Powerboards/Energy saving Powerboards
    • Replacement of halogen downlights with LED downlights
    • Installation of Draught Proofing Door Seals
    • Installation of Draught Proofing Chimney Balloons

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Queensland

No Energy Efficiency Schemes at this time.

Western Australia

No Energy Efficiency Schemes at this time.

Northern Territory

No Energy Efficiency Schemes at this time.

Tasmania

No Energy Efficiency Schemes at this time.

Emerald Planet has been working at the forefront of the environmental market since 2006. Emerald Planet was originally founded with the vision to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by utilising energy efficient products. Emerald Planet was involved with the NSW greenhouse Gas Abatement scheme (GGAS) from 2006 and partnered in the giveaway and installation of over 15 million CFL globes across NSW to December 2008.

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