Australia’s biggest-ever renewable energy conference begins

Monday, 03 May, 2010

Adelaide is hosting the biggest renewable energy conference in Australia’s history as more than 700 delegates gather to prepare for a multi-billion dollar expansion of the clean energy industry over the next decade.

The Clean Energy Council conference runs from 3-5 May at the Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The conference brings together the sector’s most respected global and national authorities to explore issues including the legislative settings, financing, scalability, commercialisation and market dynamics in the renewable energy industry.

Clean Energy Council chief executive Matthew Warren, says: “Renewable energy remains the most successful climate change solution in Australia today. Developing affordable and reliable clean energy is one of the most effective ways of preparing the economy for a future constraint on greenhouse emissions.

Speakers at the conference include:

  • South Australian Premier Mike Rann
  • Climate Change Minister Penny Wong
  • Shadow Resources and Energy Minister Ian Macfarlane.
  • AGL Chief Executive Michael Fraser,
  • Chief Executive of the Australian Carbon Trust Meg Macdonald
  • Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council Steve Sawyer
  • Mark Lewis from Deutsche Bank’s Global Carbon Markets division
  • Seb Henbest from Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Clean Energy Council CEO Matthew Warren

They join a ‘who’s who’ of corporate sector speakers from Australia and other leading renewable energy countries including China, the USA, Germany and Spain.

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