• 19-28 October 2021
  • Online

Supporting industry to thrive in a net zero economy

DATE

Thursday 21 October 2021

TIME

10:00am – 11:30am

DURATION

1 hour and 30 minutes

SESSION OUTLINE

Energy and carbon management in Australian industry is a hot topic, with multiple efforts getting off the ground or already underway to support industry as Australia decarbonises. This session will survey the latest insights from governments, business coalitions and not-for-profits all working to unlock the big global opportunities for Aussie industry in a prosperous, net zero economy

Chair: Holly Taylor, Head of Projects, Energy Efficiency Council

  • Ross Tunmer, Senior Manager, Energy & Climate Change, Point Advisory
  • Bruce Rowse, Principal Consultant, 8020 Green 
  • Rob Kelly, Industry Leader, ClimateWorks Australia
  • Alison Reeve, Climate Change and Energy Deputy Program Director, Grattan Institute

SPEAKERS

CHAIR

Holly Taylor

Head of Projects, Energy Efficiency Council

Holly leads the Council's projects and partnerships work. She focuses on strategic projects and partnerships that build the market for energy management, facilitating engagement with members and stakeholders, and connecting them with all aspects of the Council's programs.

Holly has worked internationally with private and public sector clients that work on innovative solutions to tackle climate change. While in Europe, she worked for the UN, CDP and, most recently, Salix Finance, where she worked with councils, facilitating the development and delivery of energy and carbon management plans through energy upgrades.

PANELLISTS

Ross Tunmer

Senior Manager, Energy & Climate Change, Point Advisory

Ross is a Senior Manager in the Energy and Climate Change team at Point Advisory. He manages several projects in relation to energy strategy, energy efficiency, energy management systems, energy monitoring, and renewable energy. Ross has over a decade experience in the energy consulting arena, as well as interest in sustainability and business, having completed an MBA at the University of Auckland. Ross has worked predominantly with large-scale industrial energy users across a wide range of industries. This work included a number of energy feasibility studies, development of energy management strategies and plans, energy monitoring projects, and various other energy efficiency services.

Bruce Rowse

Principal Consultant, 8020 Green

Bruce is a mechanical engineer with an MBA who has worked in project management, business development, consulting, business management. His consulting experience covers  a wide range of sectors, including education (schools, higher education), government (local, state, federal), health care (hospitals, health services), chemical manufacturing, food manufacturing, hospitality (hotels, restaurants, cafes), leisure and entertainment (swimming pools, indoor sports, stadiums, cinemas), maritime (ports, ships), agriculture (dairy, fruit growing) and commerce (warehouses).

He also has direct experience as a business owner, having founded, operated and eventually sold energy efficiency consultancy CarbonetiX.

He has worked in Africa, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific for a range of organisations from SMEs through to not for profits and governments. Bruce has a strong interest in energy efficiency policy, and helped contribute to the Malaysian five year development plan 2016-2020 with respect to energy efficiency.

Bruce is a member of AS/NZS committee EN001, and contributed to the writing of AS/NZS AS 3598, 2014, Energy Audit Standards.

He delivers training for the Energy Efficiency Council and is an assessor for AIRAH (Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating). Bruce is a regular guest lecturer at RMIT University and Melbourne University.

He is a Level 4 instructor for the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO) and is chair of their Extended Training Committee.

Rob Kelly

Industry Leader, ClimateWorks Australia

Rob is ClimateWorks Australia's Industry Lead, and Program Director of the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative. The initiative is a collaborative effort for industry and business leaders to collectively learn, develop research and take actions to move industry supply chains towards net zero emissions by mid-century. It is convened by ClimateWorks Australia and Climate-KIC Australia, in collaboration with the Energy Transitions Commission.

Alison Reeve

Climate Change and Energy Deputy Program Director, Grattan Institute

Alison Reeve has two decades of experience in climate change, clean energy policy, and technology, in the private, public, academic, and not-for-profit sectors. Alison was previously the General Manager of Project Delivery at the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University.

She led development of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy in 2019, as well as Commonwealth policy for offshore wind, energy innovation, energy efficiency, and structural adjustment. Alison has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Queensland and a Masters of Public Policy with distinction from the Australian National University.

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