WA SEA - green business lobby six years old.

The Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc (WA SEA), the peak body for the sustainable energy industry in WA, officially turns six years old today, Friday, 11 July 2008.

WA Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA) Media Release - 11 July 2008


The peak body for the sustainable energy industry in WA, officially turns six years old today.

One thing to celebrate - WA SEA now has more than 175 industry members from a diversity of companies, businesses, organisations and individuals involved in sustainable energy practices and including energy efficiency across government, business and the community.

WA SEA has a strong reputation in Western Australia for authoritative commentary on a broad range of issues around energy efficiency and sustainable energy, and is the only business peak body actively supporting substantive action on sustainable energy in Western Australia.

"WA SEA is supported by a rapidly growing membership - we have now tripled in size in the last 18 months of now 175 industry members from a diversity of businesses and organisations," says Dr Ray Wills, CEO of WA SEA.

"This range of companies, businesses, organisations and individuals are involved in sustainable energy practices and including energy efficiency across government, business and the community in: infrastructure; architecture and design of buildings and homes; transport; performance of appliances, vehicles, machinery, and industrial processes; use of renewable energy generation including passive use and solar hot water."

"Our members are many of the key energy players in Western Australia, exemplified by our current corporate members: Alinta, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, BP Australia, Carnegie Corporation, City of Mandurah, Gull Group of Companies, Horizon Power, Landfill Gas & Power, Pacifichydro, Perth Energy, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rio Tinto, Solahart, Solar Sales, Synergy Energy, Verve Energy and Western Power and the WA Department of Industry and Resources."

"Carnegie Corporation, Landfill Gas & Power, Perth Energy and Solar Sales are some of our most recent additions to our major supporters list. As small but fast growing companies from across the renewable stationary energy market, they are existing WA SEA members who have stepped up their membership level to provide additional support to WA SEA."

"And the City of Mandurah is our newest corporate member, joining another dozen local government authorities already supporting the work of Western Australia's green business lobby."

"WA SEA is building relationships with businesses that aspire to be more sustainable in their own energy use, are providing the commercial solution to climate change through their products and services, or for other businesses, indirectly through their actions adopting more sustainable energy practices in their own business, and wish to support the development of good policy outcomes for business."

"The role of governments is to build frameworks that establish clear market signals, and allow Australia's innovative businesses to respond and develop the solutions. A key role of WA SEA is to offer policy options to governments building those frameworks. We need to act in every part and every level of government, in all industrial sectors, in every part of the community. And with substantial changes coming in the legislation around sustainable energy, WA SEA will be working to ensure that past - and future - election promises actually become good policy and lead to good legislative frameworks for business to get on with the work of creating solutions to climate change."

"Renewable energy generation, combined with measures for better energy efficiency, means future proofing our economy and will produce a sustainable economy with fewer inflationary pressures for all Australian homes and businesses," says Dr Wills.

"We need to act in every part and every level of government, in all industrial sectors, in every part of the community. And with substantial changes coming in the legislation around sustainable energy, WA SEA will be working to ensure that election promises actually become good policy and lead to good legislative frameworks for business to get on with the work of creating solutions to climate change."

"We need 'joined-up thinking', with action in every thing we do - the things we build, the things we buy, how we live. And we need to act now for the future."

"And WA SEA Members are already engaged in providing the business part of the solution to climate change, to get the job done."

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