First Fuel podcast
The Energy Efficiency Council's podcast, First Fuel, brings you the latest perspectives on energy efficiency, energy management and demand response from Australia and around the world.
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The Energy Efficiency Council holds regular discussions with expert guests from around Australia; these are recorded and released as episodes of First Fuel on Fridays, ready for your weekend listening. If there is a hot topic at hand, or we’re connecting with an international speaker, these discussions are recorded live as a webinar so that our community has the opportunity to engage with people they may not normally get the chance to! Upcoming events will be listed below.
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Recent First Fuel episodes
56: Climate panel – The pathway to net zero
Date: Thursday 21 October 2021
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In Episode 56 of First Fuel, we bring you a panel discussion from the joint opening plenary of Energy Efficiency Expo and All-Energy Australia, which took place just twelve days before the twenty-sixth Conference of Parties in Glasgow.
Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by John Connor, CEO of the Carbon Market Institute, Zoe Whitton, Executive Director at Pollination, Gretta Stephens, Chief Executive for Climate Change at Bluescope, Anna Malos, Country lead for Australia at ClimateWorks Australia, and Darren Miller, CEO of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.
This stellar panel digs into the topic of the moment – Australia’s pathway to net zero.
Previous First Fuel episodes
55: 'Getting all the fruit' with Mark Lister - Thursday 14 October 2021
54: ‘Building science, not rocket science’ with Jenny Edwards and John Konstantakopoulous - Thursday 30 September 2021
53: Euro vision with Ruud Kempener - Thursday 16 September 2021
52: 'Safeguard mechanism performance art' with Alison Reeve - Thursday 2 September 2021
51: 'This won't hurt a bit' with Tennant Reed - Thursday 26 August 2021
50: Special edition: Mirror universe with Luke Menzel - Thursday 19 August 2021
49: The biggest repair job in human history with John Connor - Thursday 12 August 2021
48: Building momentum with Frankie Muskovic - Thursday 29 July 2021
47: Technology and possibility with Heidi Lee - Thursday 22 July 2021
46: Nesting doll of efficiency with Wendy Miller - Thursday 8 July 2021
45: Centring consumers with Lauren Solomon - Thursday 24 June 2021
44: Common wealth with Corey Diamond - Tuesday 10 June 2021
43: Industry and opportunity with Jarrod Leak - Tuesday 25 May 2021
42: Efficiency and net zero with Alyssa Fischer - Thursday 13 May
41: Assembling the A-Team with Dian Grueneich - Thursday 29 April
40: Passion and Policy with Katie McKenzie - Thursday 15 April
39: 'One of the big ones' with Bridgette Carter - Thursday 1 April
38: Lit up like the Starship Enterprise with Jon Dee - Thursday 18 March
37: Vision plus business model with Alison Rowe - Thursday 4 March 2021
36: The 'grid is good' with Damien Moyse - Thursday 18 February 2021
35. Grubby centrism with Frankie Muskovic and Tennant Reed - Thursday 4 February 2021
34. Market impacts with Jeremy Sung - Thursday 17 December 2020
33. Climate for change with Connie Hedegaard - Friday 11 December 2020
32. Setting goals with Zali Steggall - Thursday 3 December 2020
31. ‘Coopers is old school’ with Mark Butler - Thursday 26 November 2020
30. Hard working stimulus with Kellie Caught and Nick Aberle - Friday 20 November 2020
29. Biden and climate with Frankie Muskovic and Tennant Reed - Tuesday 10 November 2020
28. Data and Discovery with Carlos Flores and Esther Bailey - Friday 6 November 2020
27. Government leadership with Annie Shepperd - Sunday 29 October 2020
26. Navigating a dynamic energy landscape - Sunday 22 October 2020
25. Building coalitions with Frankie Muskovic - Thursday 16 October 2020
24. Accelerating a green economic recovery - Wednesday 7 October 2020
23. Energy, emissions and economic recovery with Tony Wood - Wednesday 30 September 2020
22: Presidents and policy with Steven Nadel - Wednesday 23 September 2020
21: Dynamic systems with Edith Bayer - Tuesday 15 September 2020
20: Transforming markets with Meg McDonald - Tuesday 8 September 2020
19: Post pandemic pathways with Tennant Reed - Thursday 3 September 2020
18: Getting further faster with Paul Ruyssevelt and Carlos Flores - Wednesday 26 August 2020
17: Healthy homes with Donna Luckman - Wednesday 19 August 2020
16: Investing for impact with Ian Learmonth - Monday 10 August 2020
15: Scaling success with Dr Satish Kumar - Tuesday 4 August 2020
14: Thinking differently with Cheryl Desha - Wednesday 29 July 2020
13: Building back better with Davina Rooney - Wednesday 22 July 2020
12: Enabling ecosystems with Bradley Anderson and Tennant Reed - Tuesday 14 July 2020
11: Renovating Europe with Adrian Joyce - Thursday 9 July 2020
10: Swiss army knife of stimulus with Michael Liebreich - Wednesday 1 July 2020
9: Innovation and optimisation with Dr Phil Blythe - Tuesday 23 June 2020
8: Wholesale change with Craig Memery - Tuesday 16 June 2020
7: Technology and change with Rosemary Sinclair AM - Wednesday 10 June 2020
6: Active efficiency with Dr Andrew McAllister - Thursday 4 June 2020
5: Catalysts for change with Alan Pears AM - Wednesay 27 May 2020
4: Reviews and roadmaps with Chloe Munro AO - Thursday 21 May 2020
3: Coronavirus and Aussie industry with Tennant Reed - Thursday 14 May 2020
2: Energy efficiency and economic stimulus with Brian Motherway, IEA - Thursday 7 May 2020
1: Decarbonisation Futures with Anna Skarbek, ClimateWorks Australia - Thursday 30 April 2020