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Friday, April 11, 2014

Doubling Energy Efficiency Forum videos

2XEP Forum - a great start
Thank you!
Smarter energy policy saves billions  - Minister Anthony Roberts
"You can win the argument on energy efficiency" - John Hewson
2XEP Forum - a great start
What an inspiring two days!

Last week, 240 leaders from industry, government and research from the U.S, Australia and beyond gathered at the 2XEP Forum to focus on doubling Australia's energy productivity by 2030.

Kateri Callahan, President of the U.S. Alliance to Save Energy, Heather Zichal, President Obama's Former Lead Advisor on Energy and Climate Change, and Hon Anthony Roberts MP, NSW Minister for Energy opened the Forum and set the tone for the forum discussions. Dozens of eminent speakers shared their experiences and insights on how their particular industries could lift energy productivity.

Over the next few weeks, we will share with you links to some of the many very stimulating and informative presentations at the Forum.

The 2XEP Forum was, of course, just the beginning of an energy productivity transformation for Australia.

The next step in A2SE's campaign to double energy productivity is to gather additional support for the Joint Statement on Lifting Energy Productivity and to engage government and businesses in developing an
Australian Energy Productivity Roadmap.

If your organisation would like to support the Roadmap, please contact A2SE at  or call (02) 9514 3675.

Thank you!

A big thank you to everyone who contributed, supported and attended the 2XEP Forum on Doubling Energy Productivity.

To our attendees, we hope you found the event inspiring, informative and valuable.

To our panel leaders and speakers, thank you for your contributions to our sessions and for sharing your insight and knowledge.

To our sponsors and supporters, we could not have done it without you.
Smarter energy policy saves billions  - Minister Anthony Roberts

Speaking at the 2XEP Forum, NSW Energy Minister Anthony Roberts MP commented on energy security being more than just securing supply; asserting the significance of innovative approaches to using energy more efficiently and the critical role the government must play in delivering this result.

Minister Roberts also reaffirmed his Governments support for its pioneering Energy Savings Scheme and  noted that the surge in electricity prices in NSW driven by network investment was at an end and that network capital expenditure budgets had been cut by $4.3 billion.

View Energy Minister's speech 
"You can win the argument on energy efficiency" - Dr. John Hewson

A2SE was delighted to welcome Dr. John Hewson AM as our Forum Dinner speaker. The theme of his address was 'Productivity, Policy and Politics - creating a competitive 21st century in Australia'. In a wide-ranging, amusing and inspiring speech, Dr Hewson reflected on the challenges he faced throughout his distinguished career when trying to drive change in various projects and endeavours.

Dr Hewson noted that the concept of lifting energy efficiency should be broadly appealing and achievable. Despite the inevitable hurdles in promoting energy efficiency, he encouraged his audience to be optimistic about winning the argument on energy productivity.

View Dr. Hewson's speech 

                * Videos of other 2XEP Forum speakers will be available soon.

2XEP Forum Supporters
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