Energy and energy efficiency was firmly placed on the agenda at the G20 in Brisbane last week.
Tony Abbott made the following statement:
I was really pleased today that the climate discussion was in the context of a session devoted to energy efficiency because there are 1.3 billion people around our globe – one fifth of the world’s population that don’t have access to electricity. Now, how can these people lead a decent life? How can those people live the kind of life that people in Germany and Australia take for granted, without access to power?
So, we do have to expand access to power and the only way to make power more available, to make electricity more available and at the same time address the emissions issue is if we tackle energy efficiency.
I am not making this up, read it on the PM's website, last paragraph down the bottom;