Launch of The Pears Report eCollection: Reflections on two decades of energy and climate policy in Australia – 75 articles from ReNew magazine, 1997 – 2016Tuesday October 4th, 4.30pm – 5pm in the Industry Workshop Theatre on the All-Energy Exhibition Floor , prior to the official Welcoming Reception
For over 30 years Alan Pears has been teasing out the complexities and absurdities of energy and climate policy in Australia in a quarterly column in ReNew magazine published by the not-for-profit Alternative Technology Association. This eCollection brings together these detailed, accurate and thoughtful collection of columns, along with a new and substantial series of articles by Alan discussing the major topics and themes.
As Christine Milne, former leader of the Greens, and clean energy advocate, notes in the foreword, having this coverage of such a wide range of energy and climate related issues over such a long period of time is invaluable as a resource. It helps people make sense of a complicated area of policy and provides an understanding of exactly how Australia has ended up with a one step forward, two steps backwards policy outcome on climate and renewable energy and an even worse energy efficiency result.
We are pleased to host the launch of this collection of high level energy and climate policy insights at All-Energy 2016.
About Alan Pears, AM
Alan Pears has been a leading contributor to the development of Australia’s sustainable energy and energy efficiency policies, programs and projects since the late-1970s, and a passionate climate response advocate since the late-80s. His efforts and vision are underpinned by qualifications in mechanical engineering and education, and formative work experience across all sectors of the economy. His expertise is regularly called upon by governments and agencies, businesses, community organisations and the media; variously as consultant, mentor, award judge, advisor, reviewer and commentator. He is esteemed by his peers and has presented at international conferences. Alan is a Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT University, and an Associate Consultant with Buro North—a leading agency ‘creating better futures’ through design. His achievements in this arena have been acknowledged with numerous industry awards and, in 2009, with his appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia.
Launch session schedule:
• Welcome from the Alternative Technology Association
• Welcoming speech from RMIT
• Official eCollection launch
• Keynote speech by Alan Pears AM