The Clean Energy Council (CEC) represents Australia’s clean energy sector. With more than 440 companies making up its membership, the CEC represents all industries that operate with an interest in renewable and environmentally sustainable energy, as well as those that have an interest in brining energy efficient products to market. Some of the major industries that the CEC represents are wind, geothermal, cogeneration (combined heat and power, CHP), wave and tidal, solar, solar heating, and bioenergy. Each of these technologies represent true hope for industry in developing eco-friendly alternatives and energy sources.
Based in Melbourne, the CEC is a non-profit organization that forwards renewable and green energy solutions to the national market. Funded mostly by membership fees, the CEC holds events that provide for additional funding. With these funds the CEC re-invests into green industry to accelerate growth and development. It also is a strong advocate group that disseminates information about emerging and developed green technologies. With a keen focus on media awareness and information, the CEC has developed strong ties to internet and print media, often highlighting eco-friendly business opportunities.
Membership in the CEC gives members a number of benefits, including invitations to CEC only events, industry development forums, targeted briefings focused on industry developments, access to government programs, advice from industry leaders, and daily news updates.