The Clean Energy Council, Australia’s peak body for the clean energy industry is celebrating achieving 1000 members. The organisation represents and works with Australia’s leading renewable energy and energy storage businesses, as well as rooftop solar installers, to further the development of clean energy in Australia.

“This landmark achievement demonstrates the growth and maturity of the clean energy industry in Australia,” says Clean Energy Council chief executive Kane Thornton.

“The Australian clean energy industry has been on an extraordinary ride, and now accounts for 32.5 per cent of Australia’s total electricity generation. Our members have, and continue to, play a central role in accelerating the transition to clean energy.”

Around 40 of the Clean Energy Council’s members have been with the peak body since its beginning in 2007, when members of the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy and AusWind merged.

The organisation now represents 14 sponsoring members, 172 corporate members, 26 professional services members, 142 associate members, 15 emerging technologies members and 639 network members.

“It is our members’ engagement and commitment that is critical to the tremendous growth of Australia’s clean energy industry,” says Thornton.

“Industry advocacy is essential for Australia’s transition to clean energy. A strong membership supports us in driving acceleration to a future run entirely on renewable energy.

“It is a privilege to celebrate working with, and supporting, more than 1000 leading renewable energy and energy storage businesses at this critical time for the industry.”

The Clean Energy Council’s 1000th member is Flotation Energy, which is looking to develop offshore wind projects in Victoria and Western Australia.