Energy and water are basic human necessities and essential services. It is important to ensure access to these services at the lowest possible cost – for all consumers, and particularly the most vulnerable.
The 2015 Paris Agreement was a game changer in creating a framework for all countries to take climate action from 2020, building on existing international efforts in the period up to 2020. As we move to a low carbon future, pressures on energy and water bills could be compounded if the transition is not adequately managed in these industry sectors.
The SACOSS campaign work on Energy, Water and Climate Change seeks to focus on access, affordability and low emissions by:
- Influencing government and businesses in their decision making across the value chain – wholesale, networks and retail;
- Engaging South Australian community members in conversations about the decisions that most impact on them and;
- Contributing to national conversations including the SACOSS hosted National Consumer Roundtable on Energy and the Annual SACOSS Conference on Energy, Water and Telecommunications.
SACOSS, Demand Tariffs in South Australia: Report of Consumer Consultations, October 2015
SACOSS, Looking Around the Corner A discussion on Current South Australian Power System Risks, February 2016