The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) appreciates the opportunity of providing the following comments on the National Energy Performance strategy consultation paper.

Australia’s capital cities account for 70 per cent of the GDP and are the place of employment for more than 9 million Australians, and 2.3 million Australian businesses. As one of the worlds’ most urbanised nations, Australia’s capital cities are instrumental to the implementation of climate, transport and energy reform.

Capital city governments have been at the forefront of climate action for many years, implementing innovative policies that have generated successful emission reduction outcomes.

Our submission focuses on initiatives that deliver emissions reductions, such as localised and distributed renewable energy generation and storage technologies, along with initiatives that support environmentally sustainable buildings and transport.

Our submission is available here: National Energy Performance strategy submission