We share our knowledge, influence and voice to stand up for the industry and push for progress. We relentlessly fight to deliver robust state and national smart energy policy, to create jobs, attract investment, and stimulate manufacturing growth and export.

  •  Unfolding our smart energy industry Gender Action Plan to balance the gender gap in renewable industry
  • Trying to secure hosting rights for the 31st UN Climate Conference (COP31) to be held in Australia in November 2026 in partnership with the Pacific. 
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  • Stopped Federal Government’s attempt to abolish the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
  • Hosted the record-breaking Smart Energy Conference, navigating COVID restrictions and providing contemporary health advice for the smart energy sector. 
  • Fended off the Federal Government’s #CoalKeeper plans that would see Aussies families taxed to prop up aging coal generators. 
  • Intervened to avoid a nationwide solar shutdown, saving tens of thousands of jobs, by extending regulation compliance dates for inverters.
  • Launched our Federal Election campaign, featuring viral “Bin him” and “Chuck them out” sticker crusades – a successful outcome at the polls. 
  • Partnership launch with the German Energy Agency (DENA) to establish a certification for renewable hydrogen. 
  • Hosted Federal Labor leaders in Cairns for the announcement of the New Energy Apprenticeships scheme. 
  • Began works to establish the ACT Renewable Hydrogen Cluster. 
  • Hosted the massive Global Race to Zero Summit ahead of COP26, featuring thought-leaders, High Commissioners, Ambassadors and a former Prime Minister. 
  • Contribution to amendments made to solar battery standard.
  • Contribution to fixing Victorian Government constrained solar battery rebates.
  • Getting Victorian solar workers safely back to work after lockdown.
  • Launch of world leading Zero Carbon Certification Scheme.
  • Stopped NSW State Government attempt to tear up solar feed in tariff contracts.
  • Stopped Federal Government attempt to abolish the Renewable Energy Target.
  • Established and continued management of the ACT Renewables Hub in partnership with the territory government.
  • Contribution to fixing Victorian Government Solar Homes Program. 
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Chaired by leading member companies, policy and industry experts, each working group meets regularly to discuss barriers and opportunities in the smart energy sector and adjacent industries, informing Smart Energy Council policy submissions and advocacy priorities. 

Working groups will make ad-hoc delegations to State and Federal Parliaments, as well as overseas, in order to represent industry at the highest levels. 

The Smart Energy Council is Australia’s peak independent body for renewables and the smart energy industry.

Our mission is to see a rapid national transition to sustainable sources of energy; fighting for our members, our community and for smarter energy policy.

We'll swing at our most influential industries, governments and lobbyists... and we'll win, with clever campaigns and our members' backing.

We’re on your side, to advance your business and drive the nation towards a sustainable future – from developing robust standards, lobbying for individual members and the best interests of the smart energy sector.

Governments value our input, seek consultation before major policy decisions are made and are wary of the impact our hard-hitting advocacy has.

Join the Smart Energy Council, become a member and be more than a a spectator in the smart energy transition.

Members actively participate in shaping our industry, through: giving feedback on policy submissions, crowdsourcing ideas in our working groups, joining us at Parliament to meet with the departments, MPs and Senators to back the future of our industry.

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