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ENERGY MARKET ADVOCATE – NATIONAL ELECTRICITY MARKET
Application due: 30 November 2011
Duration: 6 months, 38 hours per week; extension subject to review and funding
Salary: $57,300 plus super and leave loading
Total Environment Centre
Total Environment Centre (TEC) has a long history of advocacy on environment, energy and climate issues. TEC is the only environment non-government organisation in Australia that works on the National Electricity Market (NEM).
TEC is campaigning to ensure that the NEM facilitates greenhouse emissions reductions rather than blocking them. Key to this is making energy efficiency and demand management the priority of energy ministers and regulators and reducing barriers to renewable energy, distributed generation and co-generation. We have produced a significant body of work on the NEM and are currently undertaking new research projects, including a 10-Year Report Card on the NEM.
The advocate will assist TEC to campaign; represent us at meetings of senior officials; prepare submissions; and provide advice on the priorities demand management, energy efficiency and distributed generation over more polluting infrastructure. Key targets are the NEM regulatory bodies, COAG, the Ministerial Council on Energy and media. We liaise with social and environmental NGOs and business. Working with TEC’s Executive Director, the advocate will develop and implement our NEM strategy until 30 June 2012.
The position is funded by annual grants from the Advocacy Panel under the AEMC and subject to further funding the position will be extended. Currently our NEM team includes a part time Research Officer - whose focus is on submissions and supporting research, leaving sufficient time for campaigning.
- Implement our campaign plan
- Contribute to submissions in response to key NEM consultative processes
- Briefing papers and media releases
- Lobby federal and state governments
- Participate in various NEM stakeholder committee meetings
- Research and policy development
- Participate in Consumer Roundtable activities
- Liaise with other environment, consumer and community groups on NEM issues
- Demand management and energy efficiency; and related electricity pricing
- Climate change policies and the NEM
- Distributed generation (including renewable energy)
- Practical experience in campaigning and policy development
- It will be essential to have a knowledge and understanding of the NEM;demand management, energy efficiency and distributed generation, and the barriers to their implementation within the NEM
- Excellent communication and meeting skills
- Well developed research skills
- Ability to work with a team but also a self starter
Jeff Angel, Executive Director, Total Environment Centre
Suite 2, 89 Jones Street, Ultimo. 2007
by 30 November 20111