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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First Fuel live recording events
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.
Upcoming live recorded episodes
To be announced.
Recent First Fuel episodes
First Fuel episode 36: 'The grid is good' with Damien Moyse
Date: Thursday, 18 February 2021
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In Episode 36 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Damien Moyse, who this week stepped down from his role as Renew’s Policy and Research Manager after twelve years.
Luke and Damien discuss Renew’s unique research and advocacy role, some of the key achievements of the last twelve years, and what still needs to be done to deliver an energy transition that works for consumers.
First Fuel episode 35: Grubby centrism with Frankie Muskovic and Tennant Reed
Date: Thursday 4 February 2021
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In Episode 35 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by two guests: Francesca Muskovic, National Policy Manager for Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at the Property Council of Australia, and Tennant Reed, Head of Climate, Energy and Environment Policy at Australian Industry Group.
Luke, Frankie and Tennant discuss what is on the energy and climate agenda for 2021, how it will be shaped by the newly-minted Biden administration, and what it all means for Australia.
Previous First Fuel episodes
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