Contributor Profile

Kane Thornton

Job TitleChief Executive

Company NameClean Energy Council


Kane is Chief Executive of the Clean Energy Council, the peak body for the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry in Australia.


Kane has over a decade's experience in energy policy and leadership in the development of the clean energy industry. Kane has advocated for and helped design the policies that have been critical to the clean energy industry's growth, and continues to be an active political advocate, public presenter and spokesperson for the clean energy industry.


His previous roles include senior manager and advisor for Hydro Tasmania – Australia's largest generator of renewable energy – and executive officer of Renewable Energy Generators Australia.


Kane has broad international management experience including holding a range of advisory and board roles with government and non-government organisations in the climate change and energy sector.


Kane is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has a Masters in International Urban and Environmental Management and Bachelor of Information Technology.

Conference Sessions

  • Opening Plenary

    4 Oct 2016, 8:00 AM - 10:20 AM, Rooms 219/220

    8:00 Welcome from the Chair: Kane Thornton, Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council 8:10 State Ministerial Welcome: The Hon Liliana D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for E...

    • Language: English
  • Grand Closing Plenary Debate

    5 Oct 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Room 220

    Closing Keynote Address Closing Debate: Can market based policy measures like the renewable energy target be relied on to drive the growth of renewable energy ...

    • Language: English

Opening Times
Wed 11 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wed 11 Oct Networking Event 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Thur 12 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm

Registration opens 8.00am

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