Grand Closing Plenary Debate

  • Session Topic
    Government Initiatives

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 in Australia, particularly given the ongoing policy changes and fact it is currently set to peak in 2020? 


Chloe Munro, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Regulator

Tony Wood, Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute

Alexandra Campbell, Principal, Avoca Capital Advisors

Lane Crockett, Head of Renewable Infrastructure, Impact Investment Group Pty Ltd

Alan Pears AM, Senior Industry Fellow, RMIT University


Moderator: Kane Thornton, Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council



  • Tony Wood


    Program Director, Energy

    Grattan Institute

    Tony Wood has led the Grattan Institute’s Energy Program since mid-2011. Since then he and his team have delivered seven major reports on energy and...

  • Kane Thornton


    Chief Executive

    Clean 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...

  • Alexandra Campbell



    Avoca Capital Advisors

    Principal and Shareholder at Avoca Capital Advisors Pty Ltd, Alexandra has extensive experience in the financial and investment sectors, having both...

  • Lane Crockett


    Head of Renewable Infrastructure

    Impact Investment Group Pty Ltd

    Lane is head of the renewables business at the Impact Investment group, which has recently launched its $100M Solar Income Fund. The fund aggregates...

  • Chloe Munro


    Chief Executive Officer

    Clean Energy Regulator

    Chloe Munro has had a distinguished career leading business and government organisations, with particular expertise in infrastructure and natural...

  • Alan Pears AM


    Senior Industry Fellow

    RMIT University

    Alan Pears has been a leading contributor to the development of Australia’s sustainable energy and energy efficiency policies, programs and projects...

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