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Friday, February 28, 2014

Distant Thunder: The approaching energy productivity revolution

**Early Bird registration closes Friday 7 March!**
2XEP:Forum on
Doubling Energy Productivity

3 & 4 April, 2014
University of Technology, Sydney

The world is already hearing the rumblings of an energy transformation just as profound as the IT and communication revolutions of the past two decades. 

Consider just three announcements out of the United States of the past few days:

Meanwhile, the US, China and Europe have all adopted aggressive energy productivity targets. 

Australia’s future prosperity and competitiveness depends on understanding these fundamental changes and lifting our national energy productivity.

The 2XEP Forum on Doubling Energy Productivity is the largest ever gathering in Australia to tackle this issue. 

A2SE invites you to join key U.S. leaders at 2XEP, such as:
Heather Zichal President Obama's Lead Advisor on Energy and Climate Change (2009-2013)
Dr. Dan Arvizu Chief Executive, U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Kateri Callahan President, U.S. Alliance to Save Energy
Omar Siddiqui   Senior Technical Executive, U.S. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet these outstanding presenters and take advantage of the early bird offer ($680 +GST) by Friday, 7 March:
Early bird rate: $680 (+GST) until 7 March View the draft program here

The stellar line up of leaders from Australian government, businesses and NGOs includes:
  Hon. Anthony Roberts MP
NSW Minister for Resources and Energy

The Hon Anthony Roberts MP is the Minister for Resources and Energy, and Special Minister of State in the NSW Government. In his role of Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister Roberts is responsible for delivering the NSW Government’s priorities for growth under NSW 2021 by developing the NSW resource and energy sectors.

Minister Roberts will join us during the Forum’s opening discussion of Energy Productivity in the U.S. and Australia – Shared Challenges and Opportunities.

Minister Roberts’ full biography can be read here.

Clover Moore
Lord Mayor of Sydney

Clover Moore is currently serving her third term as the Lord Mayor of Sydney and is the first popularly elected woman to lead the City of Sydney. Ms Moore also represents Sydney at the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a network established to address global warming.


Under Ms Moore’s leadership, the Sustainable Sydney 2030 initiative was developed to improve Sydney’s environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability. The 2030 plan particularly focuses on reducing emissions, using alternative energy and diversifying transport for the city.


Ms. Moore joins the Forum to speak on how the City of Sydney has been building business partnerships for energy efficiency and what these trends mean for energy users and providers, the economy, and the environment as part of the session ‘Commercial sector energy productivity’.


Ms Moore’s full biography can be read here.

Other key leaders at 2XEP include:
Robert Hill Adjunct Professor of Sustainability, U.S. Studies Centre
Barry Lynham Group Director, Strategy and Communications, Knauf Insulation
Innes Willox Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group (AIG)
Paul Smith Chief Executive, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)
Brendan Pearson Chief Executive, Minerals Council of Australia
Terry O’Brien Chair, Australian Food and Grocery Council & MD, Simplot Ltd
Peter Verwer Chief Executive, Property Council of Australia
Romily Madew Chief Executive, Green Building Council of Australia
David Green Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council
Prof. Deo Prasad Chief Executive, CRC for Low Carbon Living
Prof. Alan Bye Chief Executive, CRC Ore
Jillian Broadbent Chair, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Hon. Tom Roper President, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC)
Anna Skarbek Executive Director, ClimateWorks
Dr. Alex Wonhas Director, CSIRO’s Energy Flagship
Rob Murray-Leach Chief Executive, Energy Efficiency Council
Martin Hoffman Deputy Secretary,  Australian Department of Industry

Featured Partner

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is helping to build a productive environment and economy through initiatives that support families and businesses to cope with rising costs of living, help people get involved in caring for their local environment, develop productive and sustainable uses of our landscapes, provide leadership and enable innovation in energy efficiency services and technologies.
Supporting the Forum
A2SE gratefully acknowledges the support of its partners and sponsors:

If you would like more information on the Forum, the 2XEP initiative, or A2SE membership
please contact Event Manager, Carmina Jimenez at or (02) 9514-3675