From 2013–2016 the Commonwealth Government established a Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP) which funded 20 consortia across Australia to trial various initiatives to support low-income households to reduce their energy use and associated bills. Each LIEEP project completed a final report as part of its contract. The Group of Energy Efficiency Researchers (GEER) Australia, commissioned by Energy Consumers Australia as part of the Power Shift project, examined and synthesised the results of
these reports in order to conduct a ‘deep-dive’ and extract key findings and learnings to help inform future actions. This step is vital to ensure that the collective learnings of LIEEP projects can be gathered and used to inform future policy, advocacy support and energy industry strategies.
You can view the Executive Summary of the final report here
The full report can be found here
Russell-Bennett, R., Bedggood, R., Glavas, C., Swinton, T., McAndrew, R., O’Mahony, C., Pervan, F., & Willand, N. (2017). Power Shift Project One: Driving Change – Identifying what Caused Low-Income Consumers to Change Behaviour, Final Report, Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology and Swinburne University of Technology.