IA environment correspondent Sandi Keane joins a stellar cast of speakers at the 7th Australia Wind Energy Conference being held in Melbourne in mid-December.
2011 is a watershed year for wind energy. The announcement of a carbon price accelerates the development of clean energy and increases the potential for new investment technologies and projects.
Meanwhile, the growing concern of health effects of wind turbines, paired with Victoria’s new planning regulations means local support and community engagement are more crucial than ever.
The 7th Australian Wind Energy Conference, to be held on 12 -13 December 2011 | Hilton Park, Melbourne, will address these pressing issues, with targeted content focused on business growth, financing and changes in policy and regulation across the wind energy spectrum in an exclusive circle of senior level investment and business decision-makers.
Join this year's conference and meet Sandi Keane, Independent Australia's doggedly unstoppable investigative journalist, as well as to hear developments in federal, state and local government policy, national and international trends in manufacturing and construction and project updates from some of the largest wind farms in the country. (See the agenda.)
Insights and case studies from the outstanding presenter line-up including:
|The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Cabinet Secretary and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency||Scott Taylor, Group General Manager – Australia, Infigen Energy|
|The Hon Peter Rae AO, World Wind Energy Association||Prof Simon Chapman, School of Public Health, University of Sydney|
|Brian Tee, Shadow Minister for Planning, Parliament of Victoria||David Clarke, ACCIONA Energy|
|Maofeng Luo, China Wind Power||Pat Griffin, Mayor, Moorabool Shire Council|
|Ross Edwards, TRUenergy||Simon Holmes a Court, Hepburn Wind|
|Tim Nelson, AGL Energy Limited||Warwick Forster, Union Fenosa|
|Chris Judd, Suzlon Energy Australia||Nicola Morris, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism|
|Tim Buckley, Arkx Investment Management||Rainer Korte, Executive Manager Network Strategy and Regulatory Affairs, ElectraNet|
|Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia and Chair, Senate Community Affairs References Committee||Cam Walker, National Liaison Officer, Friends of the Earth Australia|
|Vicki Askew-Thornton Major Projects Liaison Officer, Moyne Shire Council||Murray Brass, Planning and Environment Manager, Clutha District Council (New Zealand)|
|Dr Chris Briggs, State Coordinator - Renewable Energy Precincts, Office of Environment and Heritage, Premier and Cabinet (NSW)||Greg Barber, Parliamentary Leader, Victorian Greens|
|Frank van Schagen, Manager Technologies - New Business, Monadelphous||Sandi Keane, Environment Correspondent, Independent Australia|
|Dr. Graham Slack, Manager - Analysis and Design, GL Garrad Hassan||David Mounter, Manager Wind Asset Development, Hydro Tasmania|
|Michael Dawson, Business Development Manager, Renewable Energy, RPG AUSTRALIA|