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India - Energy overview

Country profile

Policies and Initiatives

Governance structure

The Energy and Power sector in India is administered and legislated by both Central and state governments. The Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy are the agencies responsible for the planning, promotion, coordination and implementation of power and energy-related  schemes, initiatives and programs. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Mines and the Ministry of Coal are the primary executive agencies responsible for coordination of issues related to minerals in India. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission is a statutory body and the key regulator of the Power Sector in India. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is a statutory agency which develops programs for conservation and efficient use of energy.  

Australia and India have had many partnerships in the Energy sector over the years - with complementary Import, export and investment needs. Photo credit: Noida, Delhi NCR - Vandita Bhargava

Australia - Energy overview

Country profile

Policies and initiatives

Governance structure

The energy sector in Australia is legislated and influenced by both state and federal Governments. The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is the federal agency responsible for energy and mineral resources issues in Australia. The Australian Energy Market Commission is an independent statutory body working on amending rules for the national electricity and natural gas market. The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is the national economic regulator and the body responsible for monitoring and enforcing national energy legislation. The Minerals Council of Australia is an independent body committed to contributing to the sustained growth and prosperity of minerals in Australia. The Energy National Cabinet Reform Committee (ENCRC) and the Energy Ministers’ Meeting (EMM) are Ministerial forums for the Australian Government, state and territory governments, and the Government of New Zealand, to work together in the pursuit of national energy reforms. 

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