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The next step in boosting business productivity

The 2xEP Challenge is a project of the 2xEP program. We’re aiming to double Australia’s energy productivity by 2030. That won't happen unless we interest individual businesses (and other organisations, government and non-government) in the idea and prove the benefits. The Challenge will offer support to participating organisations and recognition for commitment and success. We are currently in the design phase of the work. We’re aiming to run a pilot commencing early next year.

The planned 2xEP Challenge will provide a high level of public recognition and support for organisations that voluntarily commit to doubling their energy productivity by 2030 - enabling them to get twice the value for each dollar of energy they use.

Benefits of taking part in the Challenge – which is expected to be a key part of the National Energy Productivity Plan (see below) – include:

  • High profile promotional and networking opportunities
  • Priority access to support – including tailored assistance based on your needs
  • Expert services to identify key energy opportunities at your organisation
  • A dedicated account manager to support your organisation in achieving its goals

Please drop a line if you have any questions, by email to info@a2ep.org.au or phone 0419 256 339.

National Energy Productivity Plan (NEPP) - COAG Energy Council
Measure #7: Recognise business leadership and support voluntary action in business

"Business-led voluntary action can boost economic productivity, national competitiveness and employment opportunities. Government will work co-operatively with the business community on options to support energy productivity improvements."

You’ll find more about the NEPP here.

 

In July of 2014 the Australian Alliance to Save Energy (A2SE) commenced work on the Australian energy productivity roadmap with the support of individual businesses and their associations, governments and their agencies, thought leaders from academic institutions and the non-government sector. Our goal is to double energy productivity (2xEP) by 2030.
Improving energy productivity is about increasing the economic value added per dollar of energy spend. A holistic approach to energy productivity can make a significant contribution to Australia’s overall productivity and hence competitiveness.  
Energy productivity considers a range of strategies to both increase economic output and reduce the relative demand for energy per dollar output. It is not energy efficiency by another name. Traditional energy management, which generally focuses on using less energy to deliver the same service, is only one approach to enhance the returns from energy used.
This report introduces the rationale for making a significant improvement in the economic value created from the energy consumed in Australia, as well as the determinants of energy productivity. It demonstrates the multiple dividends from investing in energy productivity, provides an initial estimate of the scale of the step change in performance required to double energy productivity by 2030 and canvasses potential metrics and measures of change.

 

 

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 MANUFACTURING 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.

Manufacturing

Tennant Reed, Principal National Adviser – Public Policy, AiGroup
John Osborn, Director of Economics & Industry Policy, Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Graham Bryant, Deputy Chair, Energy Users Association of Australia
Rob Murray-Leach, Executive - Policy and Advocacy, Energy Efficiency Council
Duncan Veal, Research Director, Meat and Livestock Association
Alex Gosman, CEO, Australian Industry Greenhouse Network
David Barr, Coordinator - Dairy Manufacturers Sustainability Council, Dairy Australia
Brian Morris, Vice-President Energy and Sustainability Services, Schneider Electric
Roger Horwood, Principal Consultant, Energetics
Tim Edwards, CEO, Australian Refrigeration Association
Peter Dobney, GM Resources and Energy, Orora
Charles Hollingsworth, General Manager Asset Management, Teys Australia
Royce de Sousa, General Manager – Energy and Sustainability, Visy
Jonathan Jutsen, Chairman, Australian Alliance to Save Energy

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 PASSENGER TRANSPORT 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.

Transport - Passenger

Peter Haenke, Senior Manager, Group Sustainability & Environment, NRMA
Bruce Wilson, Syndicate Chair, CEO Institute
Scott Ferraro, Head of Implementation, ClimateWorks Australia
Stuart White, Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures
Mark Gjerek, Director, Move3ment
Tony Westmore, General Manager, Australian Alliance to Save Energy

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 AGRICULTURE 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.

Agriculture

David Eyre, General Manager, Research & Development, NSW Farmers
Tony Mahar, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, National Farmers Federation
Robert Nicholson, Principal Energy Services, KMH Environmental
Phil Shorten, Associate, Energetics
Tom Chesson, Chief Executive Officer, National Irrigators Council
Dale Holliss, Company Secretary, Bundaberg Regional Irrigators Group
Gerry Flores, Energy Innovation Manager, NSW Farmers
Dale Park, President, WA Farmers
Andrew Chamberlin, Project Manager - Energy, Queensland Farmers’ Federation
Michael Claessens, General Manager, Agrifood Skills Australia
Tony Westmore, General Manager, Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity

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