Decarbonisation of Industry

DURATION

1 hour and 15 minutes

SESSION DESCRIPTION

A look into the decarbonisation of carbon intense industries from a cost, technological and strategic perspective.

SPEAKERS

CHAIR

Rob Kelly

Program Manager, ClimateWorks Australia

Rob Kelly leads ClimateWorks’ Pathways and Investment program, supporting better decision making on long-term climate change strategies. Rob works with federal and state government departments and large businesses on the development of pathways towards net zero emissions, climate change risk assessments and the development of long-term energy and emissions reduction targets and strategies.

Rob is Program Director of the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative which brings together some of Australian industry’s biggest companies to accelerate action towards net zero emissions in heavy industry supply chains. The initiative harnesses industry knowledge to develop pathways and actions that support industry to realise the opportunities of a decarbonising global economy.   

PANELLISTS

Vincent Dwyer

Principal, Energy Estate

For over 25 years, Vincent has been at the forefront of developments in the energy sector, from energy privatisations to the development of energy markets and the rapid deployment of renewable energy.

Vincent has worked on many of the Asia-Pacific region’s most significant and innovative transactions in the energy sector. His experience spans governments, utilities, pension funds and start-ups, and he is “known for his mastery of energy issues” and “commerciality, astuteness and commitment to getting a deal done.” 

Prior to founding Energy Estate, Vincent was APAC Head of Energy at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Matthew Imber

Environment Manager - Corporate Health, Safety & Environment, BlueScope Limited

Matthew is an environment professional (Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)) with 25 years’ experience working in the Manufacturing Industry. He spent his first decade with BlueScope working in the Air Quality field, specialising in source emission and ambient monitoring. Following on from his work in Air Quality he was responsible for the Steel Production Laboratory function at Port Kembla Steelworks for several years, before moving into the Environment Manager role within BlueScope’s Australian Steel Products business, a position he held for almost a decade.

Matthew has been in his current role as the Corporate Environment Manager for BlueScope for two years, providing environmental technical support, informing the development of BlueScope’s strategic direction and supporting business improvement.

Simon Holmes à Court

Energy Transition Hub, Melbourne University

Simon began his career as a software engineer in Silicon Valley during the first dotcom wave, then spent more than a decade in precision farm water management. Simon built the country's first community-owned wind farm, Hepburn Wind, which won the World Wind Energy Award in 2012. He is a director of the Smart Energy Council, senior advisor to the Energy Transition Hub at Melbourne University and writes regularly about the transformation of Australia’s energy sector.

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