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Monday, March 17, 2014

Forum on doubling energy productivity

Australia is being left behind in the energy productivity race.
(A2SE CEO, Chris Dunstan published in The Conversation today)

Photo courtesy of The Conversation
When Australia hosts the G20 Leaders' Summit in November, a top agenda item for its “Brisbane Action Plan” will be “practical actions to improve productivity and competitiveness” .

Here's a good place to start: tapping the
billions of dollars
of savings available to Australian businesses and consumers, with a goal to double our energy productivity.

Other G20 members – notably China, Europe and the United States – are recognising that improved energy productivity is vital to their competitiveness. Will Australia be left behind? …

See the full article here .

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Registration price $880  + GST
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Energy productivity:   The neglected competitiveness issue and the easiest for policy makers to address

Both State and Commonwealth governments see boosting productivity and competitiveness as core to their reform agendas.  For the first time, energy is being seen as an integral element in that agenda as Governments try to address specific competitiveness issues caused by recent electricity price escalation and the current major gas price increases to limit loss of manufacturing jobs. 

The 2XEP Forum brings together leaders in each sector of the economy to discuss how we can double our energy productivity to directly address all these challenges, as well as oil supply security and meeting our carbon reduction targets.

The 2XEP Forum provides a unique opportunity for policy makers, advisors and industry, environment, transport and energy departmental officers to hear and interact with many key leaders in a concentrated two days.  Gain a better understanding of the issues and expand your network at the Forum on Energy Productivity. 

Engage with key U.S. leaders including:
Heather Zichal
President Obama's Lead Advisor on Energy and Climate Change
Dr. Dan Arvizu
Chief Executive
U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Kateri Callahan
U.S. Alliance to Save Energy
Omar Siddiqui
Senior Technical Executive
U.S. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Other Global Leaders include:
Connie Hedegaard (video address) European Commissioner for Climate Action
Adam Welsh Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs and Market Development, Opower
Barry Lynham Group Director, Strategy and Communications, Knauf Insulation
Skip Laitner Visiting Fellow, American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy

Protecting Australian Competitiveness

Governments around the world are implementing policy to cut carbon emissions and energy costs at the same time.  

Europe   and China have aggressive plans to do more with less energy.
Meanwhile, President Obama has committed to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030 (view video).
It is estimated that doubling energy productivity in the U.S. could deliver $327 billion in savings and 1.2 million jobs (view video): the benefits would be no less significant to the Australian economy.

Engage with key Australian Leaders:

Minister Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Environment

Minister Anthony R oberts MP
NSW Minister for
Resources and Energy

Robert Hill
Adjunct Professor
United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney

Clover Moore
Lord Mayor of Sydney

View the program here.

Then register for the Forum immediately.  Do not miss your chance to engage with these leaders.

Supporting the Forum
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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