Training & Events

Training & Events


The Energy Efficiency Council is pleased to present a major new report on the changing role of energy management.

Clean Energy, Clean Demand sets out how we must complement investments in the integration of renewable generation, storage, networks and electrification with energy management to ensure our energy systems are clean, reliable and affordable as we transition to net zero.

This groundbreaking report is authored by EEC Head of Market Transformation, Rob Murray-Leach, and charts a course into the future not just for EEC, but also the energy management industry and energy and buildings sectors.

Clean Energy, Clean Demand looks at how energy efficiency, electrification, renewables, storage, buildings and vehicles fit together as our country transitions to zero emissions. It makes the case for energy efficiency and energy management being essential to an affordable and reliable clean energy system, and analyses a range of critical issues facing Australia, including:

  • The immediate role of energy efficiency in reducing households' and businesses’ exposure to volatile electricity and fossil fuel prices; 
  • How load shifting and reducing demand in critical periods will be essential for an affordable transition to a renewable energy system; and
  • The importance of ‘efficient electrification’ to eliminate fossil fuel use in our buildings and vehicles.


Download the report here.



Senator the Hon Jenny McAllister
Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy
Assistant Minister Jenny McAllister has served as a Senator for New South Wales since 2015, representing the Australian Labor Party. Senator McAllister’s professional career spans senior roles in the public and private sectors, with a strong focus on infrastructure, environment management and climate change. Before joining the Australian Senate, she held senior roles at AECOM, a global infrastructure firm.

Lynne Gallagher
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Consumers Australia (ECA)
Lynne is the CEO of Energy Consumers Australia (ECA) and is an economist/econometrician by qualification. She has substantial experience in economic modelling and policy reform processes, including working with the Council of Australian Governments, and in strategic issues management in the corporate sector. Lynne brings strong insights, a strategic focus and a consumer advocacy perspective which has been honed from her work with network businesses, retailers and regulators.

Gareth O’Reilly
Zone President and Managing Director, Pacific
Schneider Electric
Gareth O’Reilly is a global citizen with multinational leadership experience whose international perspective shapes his vision for the technology market. Gareth’s passion is to change how businesses operate, enabling companies to create value to meet the technical, financial and sustainability challenges of the future.

Jane Butler
AGL's Head of Product, Strategy and New Technology
An EEC board member, Jane has over 18 years of experience across energy efficiency consulting, co-generation, industrial utilities management, commercial solar and demand response. She will bring a unique understanding of the technical manufacturing realities of energy efficiency to this event. 

Rob Murray-Leach
Head of Market Transformation
Energy Efficiency Council
Rob Murray-Leach has worked in climate and energy policy for 20 years and is the EEC’s Head of Market Transformation and author of its flagship reports. Rob has also worked for industry, government and non-profits, including the Garnaut Climate Change Review, the South Australian Government and the Conservation Council of South Australia. Rob has a background from the Universities of Oxford and Adelaide on environmental policy, biology and behavioural sciences, and has contributed to award-winning books on sustainable transport and urban ecology.


The Clean Energy, Clean Demand report launch event is proudly presented in partnership with: