CFA is involved in Standards Australia’s roadmap to support the deployment of Smart Grids in Australia. Smart grids have the potential to provide greater ability to incorporate and distribute renewable energy, save money through reduced demand, and empower consumers to manage their energy use.
Read More The future of smart grids – Standards Australia roadmap
Consumer groups have reacted to a record number of complaints to Victoria’s Energy and Water Ombudsman by calling on energy companies to commit to a target of significant reductions in complaint numbers.
Read More Consumer group calls on energy companies to bring down complaint numbers
Enabling technologies have the potential to underpin consumer benefits in areas such as medical treatments, energy generation and environmental remediation. But they may also pose new health, safety and environmental risks, CFA is the Council established to provide advice to government on future directions of their strategy on enabling technologies.
Read More National Enabling Technologies Strategy: A national approach
The UK’s Consumer Focus reports that two major energy companies have permanently ceased using door to door selling in their marketing.
Read More Two energy companies permanently abandon door to door sales
The Productivity Commission’s report on its Inquiry into Australia’s Urban Water Sector is a mixed bag for water consumers, but it strongly endorses the need for consumer advocacy on water policy and on consumer policy generally.
Read More Productivity Commission reconfirms need for national consumer advocacy and research
The Productivity Commission has released the final report on its inquiry into Australia’s urban water sector, proposing profound changes to the way water services are provided in cities and regional towns across Australia. Along the way it restated its support for national funding of a peak consumer advocacy organisation.
Read More Profound changes to urban water services recommended