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Publications archive - Ecologically Sustainable Development


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development

Prepared by the Ecologically Sustainable Development Steering Committee
Endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments
December, 1992
ISBN 0 644 27253 8

Energy Use, Energy Production and Transport
Part 2 Sectoral Issues - Chapter 8


To limit production of harmful emissions without reducing economic efficiency, improve the availability, efficiency and affordability of alternative energy sources, and improve the technical and economic efficiency of urban and non-urban transportation.

Strategic Approach

Measures which governments will adopt to encourage energy conservation and more efficient energy practices include adoption of appropriate market and regulatory measures, and the provision of better information. This section outlines governments priority actions, and a number of other key initiatives in this area. Given the significance of the energy use, energy production and transport sectors in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, they are addressed in more detail in the Compendium and the National Greenhouse Response Strategy.

Objective 8.1

Governments will:

Objective 8.2

Governments will:

Objective 8.3

Governments will:

Objective 8.4

Governments will: