Do we have the energy to end climate wars?

Mon 18 September 2017

Two reviews of energy markets have been conducted independently, at much the same time. One is of course the Finkel national review, and the other is a lesser-known, but still important, review by Professor John Thwaites, Patricia Falkner and Terry Mulder, conducted for the Victorian Government that is focussed on the demand side of the Victorian energy markets.

From different perspectives, both reviews raise important questions about the future energy market in Victoria.

This forum will enliven the discussion around climate change and energy policy and offer some new and innovative solutions to combat these critical issues.

10.00am Registrations open and refreshments served

10.30am Panel Discussion:

Chair: Professor Peter Dawkins AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, Victoria University

Professor Ross Garnaut AC, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne

Ms Paula Conboy, Chair, Australian Energy Regulator

Dr Bruce Mountain, Director, Carbon and Energy Markets

Dr Leslie Martin, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne

12.00pm Break

12.15pm (over lunch)

Chair: Mr Kee Wong, VU Council Member and Committee for Melbourne Director

Dr Alan Finkel, Australia's Chief Scientist

Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market

Dr Bruce Mountain, Director, Carbon and Electricity Markets

Conclusions from the Review of Electricity and Gas Retail Markets Report, by John Thwaites, Patricia Faulkner and Terry Mulder

Leading Discussion:

Ms Jo Witters, Executive General Manager, Office of Innovation, Australian Energy Market Operator

Professor Ross Garnaut AC, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne

2.15pm Forum concludes

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