We have the technologies and knowledge. So why hasn't Australia acted decisively on energy efficiency? And how can we fix that?
Murray Hogarth: Opinion
So what to do?
1. NATIONAL LEADERSHIP - Take this week's appointment by the Turnbull Coalition Government of a Federal Minister for both Energy and Environment, Josh Frydenberg MP, as a great place to get started. Energy efficiency either is, or should be, the politically bipartisan sweet-spot for climate action. If Australia had driven energy efficiency hard from the 1990s, when we started to argue and divert and back-flip on carbon pricing schemes, we would have achieved a lot for the economy and the environment by now.