The Australian wine industry places high importance on the efficient management of energy including fuels, gas and electricity. Australian Grape & Wine believes that all industry should demonstrate efficient and effective management of energy and support the transition to reduced greenhouse gas emissions by addressing energy inefficiencies and, where appropriate, by incorporating alternative energy opportunities in their operations.
Australian Grape & Wine supports:
- Changes or retention of national energy policy which seek to improve affordability, reliability and management of energy.
- Consultation with industry before changes are made to the way energy is managed and that the interests of the Australian wine industry are considered.
- New and innovative technologies that offer opportunities for efficiencies and reduction of emissions, and
- Uptake of renewable energy use within the wine industry, with support from government, to ensure these sources are affordable and accessible to industry.