Josh Frydenberg, the Minister for the Environment and Energy will join the line-up at this year’s Vodafone National Small Business Summit.
With rising energy costs a key concern for small businesses across Australia, understanding the impact of the government’s National Energy Guarantee, is paramount.
Frydenberg will present a session at the summit on ‘Powering the Economy’ speaking to business leaders on energy and environmental factors impacting small businesses and in particular how the National Energy Guarantee will enable change.
“Small businesses are suffering from the cost of energy. We need renewable energy, but for the foreseeable future, we also need traditional energy sources and nuclear to relieve strains on the grid, making energy reliable and affordable, said small business advocate Peter Strong, CEO if the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA).
“Energy and environment costs are such a prominent concern for so many small business owners, it’s a worry I hear about all the time. To be able to address it at this year’s Summit and to hear first-hand from Mr Frydenberg is a great opportunity.”
Strong suggested the National Energy Guarantee had the potential to resolve some of these issues but urged small businesses owners to attend the event for the opportunity to grill the Minister on the planned policy and how it will roll out across the states and territories.
“The National Energy Guarantee is one step towards addressing the energy issues faced by Australia’s business owners, however, it comes down to the individual state governments to guarantee a capped price for a 12-month period and incorporate innovative renewable and gas-powered options into the grid. I encourage small business leaders to join us at the Summit to debate this issue and ask the hard questions of the Government,” said Strong.
The Vodafone National Small Business Summit, takes place on August 30-31 at Swisshotel Sydney. Register to attend here Kochie’s Business Builders is a proud supporter of this event.