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Setting Victorian Energy Efficiency Targets

In this submission to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) review, VCOSS puts forward what we believe is the optimal energy efficiency policy for Victoria to pursue, which is to complement VEET with a substantial publicly funded program that assists low-income households improve their energy efficiency. This will help reduce the risks of climate change, support low-income households to adapt to its adverse effects and also reduce the fuel poverty pressures low-income households face.

In the absence of a funded low-income energy efficiency program of sufficient scale, there are other measures that could be taken within the VEET scheme to help low-income households improve their energy efficiency, a range of which are outlined in this submission; which also identifies some additional activities that could be included in VEET to improve its operation.