Training & Events

Training & Events

Energy Efficiency Council National Conference 2009

The inaugural EEC National Conference took place on 12 November 2009 at Rydges Melbourne. 

The International Energy Agency has identified energy efficiency as the biggest potential source of C02 cuts by 2030. Australia has some of the greatest opportunities to take action on energy efficiency - impacting greenhouse performance and trade competitiveness.

Europe now aims to reduce energy demand by 20 percent by 2020 and the US has committed $26 billion to energy efficiency. How do Australian businesses, governments and NGOs put Australia at the forefront of OECD energy efficiency improvement?

This conference brought together independent experts and policy makers from across Australia for in-depth, informed debate on the key issues for industry, communities and local, State, Territory and National governments.

Speakers included:

  • Hon Peter Garrett AM MP, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts
  • Dr Nigel Jollands , Head of Energy Efficiency at the International Energy Agency
  • Hon Robert Hill , Head of the Australian Carbon Trust
  • Senator Christine Milne , Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens
  • Hon Bruce Billson MP, Shadow Minister for Sustainable Development and Cities
  • Simon Smith , Deputy Director General, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW

Topics included:

  • National Electricity Market Reform - Smart grids and demand-side solutions
  • Industrial Energy Efficiency - How to target our largest energy users
  • Retrofitting Existing Buildings - Transforming tomorrow's cities
  • The Future of Energy Efficiency - Policy to Copenhagen and beyond

Click here to download the program and delegate handbook.