Activities

2xEP – Industry-led stakeholder engagement

A working group oversees each sector covered by the 2xEP program. Each is led by a member of the 2xEP Steering Committee and supported by a member of the A2SE team. Working groups cover: agriculture, built environment, manufacturing, mining, passenger transport and freight transport. Additionally there are three cross-sector working groups in the areas of financing; technology and research (including renewable energy); and communications and advocacy.

Members of the working group for the BUILT ENVIRONMENT sector are listed below. If you’re interested to participate, please email 2xEP@A2SE.org.au.

Working groups facilitate engagement with stakeholders and lead preparation of a 2xEP Roadmap and in each sector. The overview prepared for each sector should be helpful in detailing opportunities, impediments and solutions… and informing conversations. Most approaches to improving energy productivity fall into three broad types:

  • independent action and leadership by business;
  • measures undertaken by governments (federal, state, local, jointly); and
  • measures best delivered through partnership between business and government.

In framing the 2xEP Roadmap and action towards doubling energy productivity by 2030, we’re thinking along those lines. The cross-sector groups tackle issues and responses that are common to sectors, link sectors or are economy-wide. We recognise that sectors aren’t isolated from each other in practice (eg agriculture > manufacturing > freight transport) and aim to address intersections and relationships.

Built environment

Suzanne Toumbourou, Executive Officer, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council
Antony Sprigg, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia
Scott Taylor, Head of Living Utilities, Lend Lease
Brian Morris, Vice President, Energy & Sustainability Services, Schneider Electric
Bruce Precious, National Manager, Sustainability and Safety, The GPT Group
Andrew Lamble, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Envizi
Tony Westmore, General Manager, Australian Alliance to Save Energy
 

Manufacturing - 2xEP by 2030 roadmap

Energy is an essential input to all manufacturing, typically accounting for 5% of variable operating costs and up to 20%+ in energy-intensive industries. When margins are under pressure, energy spend can have a direct bearing on the viability of a business.

Doubling energy productivity in Australia is not just an aspirational or stretch target; rather it is a necessary objective for manufacturers to remain competitive in a global market. While  doubling energy productivity may sound ambitious, practical experience of consultants working with manufacturers indicates that energy use reductions of 25% or more are possible in many industries (A2SE, 2014). It is not all about new technology. Up to 50% savings are possible with smarter use of existing technology.

working group drawn from business, government and the academic and non-government sectors has collaborated to develop the roadmap for the Manufacturing industry to double energy productivity by 2030. If you're interested in this working group, please contact a2ep@a2ep.org.au.

Read the 2xEP Manufacturing Roadmap (PDF, 2MB)



Modern production facilities at Laucke Mills’ Bridgewater site (Australian Food & Grocery Council)

 

Mining - 2xEP by 2030

Energy productivity in the Australian mining sector has been adversely impacted in recent years by factors such as depressed prices, particularly for bulk commodities; increased energy cost per unit of production; and increased energy intensity of production for base and precious metals. Declining ore grades have been a major contributor to the increase in the energy intensity of the production of base and precious metals.

Initiatives to improve energy productivity in the Australian mining sector present an opportunity to enhance economic productivity and lock in long-term competitive advantage.

working group drawn from business, government and the academic and non-government sectors has collaborated to develop the roadmap for the Mining industry to double energy productivity by 2030. If you're interested in this working group, please contact a2ep@a2ep.org.au.
 

Read the 2xEP Mining Roadmap (PDF, 2MB)




Metso’s Lokotrack LT160 in-pit crusher for
Boral’s Peppertree quarry

 

Passenger transport - 2xEP by 2030

Passenger transport supports and underpins Australia’s economic prosperity by connecting people, businesses and cities. By providing access to markets, employment, recreation and services, it facilitates economic exchanges. Passenger transport is an essential service.

An energy productive domestic passenger transport system would underpin economic prosperity by providing high-quality mobility services, at lower costs, and with greater access, while utilising resources more efficiently and reducing negative environmental impacts (e.g. air pollution, greenhouse emissions and land use). Achieving this goal will require a broad range of measures spanning technology, regulation, planning and consumer behaviour.

Vehicle-to-vehicle communications
(Graphic reproduced from Nguyen, 2014)

working group drawn from business, government and the academic and non-government sectors has collaborated to develop the roadmap for the Passenger Transport industry to double energy productivity by 2030. If you're interested in this working group, please contact a2ep@a2ep.org.au.

Read the 2xEP Passenger Transport Roadmap (PDF, 2MB)

   

 

Agriculture - 2xEP by 2030 roadmap

Agriculture, agribusiness, food and fibre have a vibrant future in Australia. Steps can be taken to optimise energy use, innovate in supply and demand, maximise yield and increase profitability. To achieve these goals it is important to understand the farming systems within the industry and to accept that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy that could be implemented generically across firms and farms.

Producers stand to gain significantly from an energy productivity agenda, as would the entire food and fibre value chain. Whilst many farm enterprises already include processing, packing, distribution and marketing functions, a more pro-active approach by the agriculture sector can unlock further business opportunities along the value chain, up- and downstream, in areas such as waste management, transport logistics and demand side response.

working group drawn from business, government and the academic and non-government sectors has collaborated to develop the roadmap for the Agriculture industry to double energy productivity by 2030. If you're interested in this working group, please contact a2ep@a2ep.org.au.

Read the 2xEP Agriculture Roadmap (PDF, 2MB)



Fuel map of factors affecting fuel consumption
(Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney)