2013 Australian Summer Study on Energy Efficiency & Decentralised Energy
The 2013 Australian Summer Study on Energy Efficiency and Decentralised Energy was held from 27 February to 1 March at Brighton-le-Sands in Sydney. The Summer Study was a fantastic three-day event packed with dozens of interesting speakers, panel sessions and discussions, as well as some great social events. To catch up on anything you might've missed at the Summer Study, check out the links below.
About the Summer Study
The Summer Study is a not for profit event. Now in its second year in Australia, it is an international 'institution' which has been running for 30 years in the US and 16 years in Europe. These events are organised by the Australian Alliance to Save Energy (A2SE)’s endorsing partners - The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and its European counterpart the ECEEE. They are sell out events renowned for bringing together leaders in energy efficiency from government, politics, academia, private sector and NGOs.
Convened by the Australian Alliance to Save Energy and supported by the Clean Energy Council and Federal Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Summer Study is a three-day residential forum for learning, sharing ideas and being inspired. Attendees traverse the multitude of sectors and disciplines within the energy efficiency and decentralised energy sphere.
At the 2013 Summer Study we were joined by a stellar line up of local and overseas experts and leaders, including:
- Kateri Callahan (President, US Alliance to Save Energy)
- Robert Tromop (Head Energy Efficiency Unit, IEA)
- Steve Nadel (Executive Director, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy)
- Hon Robyn Parker (NSW Environment Minister)
- Hon Greg Hunt MP (Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage)
- Sen Christine Milne (Leader of the Australian Greens)
- Li Tienen (Director, Centre for Industrial Energy Efficiency, China)
- Benoit Lebot (United Nations Development Program)
- Oliver Yates (CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation)
- Senator Christine Milne (Leader, the Australian Greens)
What makes the Summer Study unique?
The Summer Study is an international, cross-sectoral event that brings all sections of the energy efficiency community together. The program balances structured presentations by international experts with informal working sessions while allowing ample time for networking and collaboration. The relaxed, informal, live-in format allows for in-depth discussions to develop across the event, and has proven to be a great environment for cross-fertilising ideas and making lasting connections.
Who should participate?
All energy efficiency, demand management and distributed energy practitioners should participate, as well as stakeholders from:
- End users
- Energy Suppliers
- Regulatory bodies