All-Energy Australia 2013 commands attention

30 Sep 2013

A former President of Shell Oil and now one of the world’s leading environmentalists will call on Australia to stop playing politics with energy when he delivers his keynote address to launch this country’s largest clean and renewable energy event at 8.30am next Wednesday.

US-based John Hofmeister will be followed by a panel of industry luminaries who will evaluate the energy mix of the future at All-Energy Australia at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Among them are the CEOs of Sustainability Victoria, Infigen Energy, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Brown Coal Innovation Australia and Hydro Tasmania, along with the Deputy CEO of the Clean Energy Council.

All-Energy Australia 2013 is a unique, free exhibition and multi-stream conference that is expected to attract more than 5,000 delegates from 20 plus countries, upwards of 100 leading international and local speakers and 200 exhibitors. Keynote speakers include Jonathan Jutsen, Founder of Energetics and Chairman of the Australian Alliance to Save Energy, Wesley Johnston, Vice President of the Canadian Solar Industries Association and Edlyn Gurney, Adviser to the Global CCS Institute.

Now in its fifth year, All-Energy Australia 2013 is supported by the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne is being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on October 9th and 10th.

It showcases no-carbon and low-carbon technologies, including solar, wind, marine, bio-fuels and geothermal power, carbon sequestration, sustainable transport and energy efficiency.

Key industry involvement will come from the Sustainable Energy Association of Australia, the Energy Efficiency Council, the Energy Institute, the Melbourne Energy Institute, the Australian Solar Council, Engineers Australia, Smart Grid Australia, the Australian Electric Vehicle Association and the Society for Underwater Technology.

October 9th will focus on power storage, solar, embracing clean energy for industry and the community, wind energy, bioenergy, project development, contractual and legal issues, geothermal and transport.

A Grand Networking Event will take place between 5pm and 7pm on the first evening.

Sessions on day two will address carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency, the future grid, power storage, off-grid power, finance and investment, international knowledge sharing, marine energy and building a clean energy market. The conference will close with a grand plenary debate and round table titled “Market Reform and Where To From Here?” between 3.45pm and 4.45pm on October 10th. Speakers will include Darryl Biggar, a consulting economist with the ACCC, Tony Wood, Energy Program Director with the Grattan Institute, Professor Ray Wills, Director of Duda&Wills and Graham Davies, Managing Director of Resonant Solutions.

The conference will also feature a series of workshops on a diverse range of topics, namely the pathway to certification, the role and investment approach of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Solar PV and Energy Remodelling.

Full event details, including all keynote speakers, can be found at Entry is free. Those wishing to attend can register online or at the door.

It is fitting that All-Energy Australia is being staged in Melbourne, which – for the third successive year – has received the accolade of the world’s most liveable city (from The Economist Intelligence Unit survey).

Melbourne has also been recognised for its green building initiatives, claiming the C40 and Siemens Climate Leadership Award in the category of Energy Efficient Built Environment.


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