COAG Energy Council Reform Agenda Implementation Plan - Progress Report (July 2015)

Publication date: Thursday, 23rd July 2015.

At the 23 July 2015 Energy Council meeting, Ministers discussed progress made in aligning the Council's work program around six strategic themes: generation, networks, retail, energy productivity, natural gas, and resources productivity and development. Ministers also agreed to release the Council's Reform Implementation Plan which is intended to inform stakeholders of the status of key work streams that the Council is pursuing within these six strategic themes to improve energy and resources markets for the long term benefit of industry and consumers.

The Plan reflects the Council's broad mandate which, in addition to the six strategic themes agreed by Ministers at their meeting in December 2014, also encompasses work to facilitate and encourage governance, exploration and investment, and to effectively manage gas emergency response and oil security issues.