Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett


    Launch of the WA Energy Efficiency Awards 2001

    4/01/2001 3:19 PM

        Entries are being sought for Western Australia’s premium energy awards program.

        Energy Minister Colin Barnett said today that the awards recognised energy efficient work and living practices demonstrated by a broad cross-section of the community, ranging from innovative individuals and enthusiastic classrooms to corporations.

        “The environment and the economy benefit enormously from the changes and improvements to existing technology and practices - all generated by our greatest resource - people,” Mr Barnett said.

        The WA Energy Efficiency Awards 2001 aim to recognise the efforts being made by Western Australians towards a more energy efficient and sustainable future.

        Outstanding achievements made by local industry, business, Government agencies and community groups in energy efficiency, energy conservation and the utilisation of renewable energy will be acknowledged at a presentation evening.

        “The awards also encourage the development and use of new technologies,” the Minister said.

        Now in its ninth year, the awards are co-ordinated by the Office of Energy.

        The six categories include:
        • The Energy Achiever Award, sponsored by Honeywell Limited;
        • The Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Award, sponsored by the Office of Energy;
          • The Commercial Buildings Award, sponsored by Western Power Corporation;
          • The Industry Award, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia;
          • The Educational and Community Based Programs Awards, sponsored by AlintaGas; and -
          • The Innovation Award, sponsored by the Alternative Energy Development Board.

          The awards are also supported by radio station 6PR AM 882.

          Media contacts:
          Caroline Lacy, Minister's office, 9222 9699
          Brett Cummings, Office of Energy, 9420 5600; or