Fact sheet

Addressing Australia's worsening energy deprivation - policy guide note

23 Jun 2017

This policy guide note synthesises the findings of the final report for RP3038: Lower Income Barriers to Low Carbon Living. 
In summary:

  • Broad engagement with lower income households, industry, government and other stakeholders reveals that energy deprivation is an increasing problem in Australia which impacts upon the social wellbeing of communities.
  • There are a wide range of financial and non-financial barriers limiting the ability of lower income households to address energy deprivation.
  • The government’s approach to energy and support mechanisms varies from state to state and nationally, further exacerbating the problem.
  • We present a range of policy recommendations across three categories, namely information provision, financial assistance, and regulatory controls.
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