In 2017 the NSW Government delivered the Clean Energy Strategies for Business Program (the Program). As part of the Program, twenty New South Wales businesses were supported in developing a strategy and identifying opportunities to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy or emissions reduction.

Consulting on a draft paper

The NSW Government has prepared a draft guide consolidating the outcomes from the program and would like to seek feedback from the business community about this document and what would be useful to share as a result of the Program.

Download the draft Clean Energy Strategy Guide for Businesses Consultation Paper.

Comments are welcomed by 23 May 2018 via sustainable.energy@planning.nsw.gov.au and will be used to inform the preparation of final findings shared as a result of the Program.

Background about the program

In a media release launching the program, the Hon. Don Harwin, Minister for Energy and Utilities stated that “The NSW Government recognises the instrumental role businesses will play in driving the economy towards our 2050 target of net-zero emissions.”

Following an expressions of interest process in late 2016 and early 2017 twenty businesses were successful in participating in the Program. They were:

Agri Australis AMP Capital Bega Valley Shire Council Brookfarm
Charles Sturt University CHEP Australia De Bortoli Wines Fujitsu Australia
Gundagai Meat Processors Interface Australia LION Propertylink
Qantas Airways Stone & Wood Brewing Co Sydney Zoo TAFE NSW Western Institute
Taronga Zoo (Taronga Conservation Society) Tradies (Sutherland District Trade Union Club) Unilever Australia Warrigal Care

Working in collaboration with external advisors, these businesses identified opportunities to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy or emissions reduction, and also to develop a strategy to reach this goal. For example, opportunities may include evaluating energy productivity projects, on-site solar or other renewable energy, off-site procurement of renewable energy or purchasing carbon emission offsets.

This program was delivered by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. Inquiries about the program may be made via sustainable.energy@planning.nsw.gov.au or energy.saver@environment.nsw.gov.au.