Day Four - Energy Policy Forum

08:30
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00
Opening remarks from the chair

Keith Orchison
Director
Coolibah Pty Ltd

IDENTIFYING THE POLICY PRIORITIES FOR 2017 - 2020
09:10
Australian Government Ministerial Address

The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP
Minister for Environment and Energy
Australian Government

 

09:40
Creating the necessary policies and incentives to tackle climate change – at least cost
  • Aligning energy and climate policy – why it is critical to get the balance right
  • Creating policies that support low carbon technologies without picking winners
  • How does Australia’s approach to reducing emissions stack up globally?

 

Martijn Widler,
Partner,  Baker & Mackenzie
Chair,  ARENA
Director, CEFC

10:10
Energy market design for a carbon constrained future
  • Do current market frameworks effectively support a transition to lower carbon fuel sources?
  • Overcoming financing challenges for new generation assets
  • Key policy recommendations

 

Tim Nelson
Chief Economist
AGL Energy

10:40
Morning tea
11:10
Federal Opposition Ministerial Address
  • Insights into Labor’s plan to reach 50% renewable energy by 2030
  • How Australia can realise its renewable energy potential?
  • Improving domestic strategies for meeting climate goals

 

The Hon. Mark Butler MP
Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy
Federal Opposition

11:40
Tracking towards the RET and insights into ongoing operations of the Emissions Reduction Fund
  • Tracking towards the target – will the 2020 RET target be met?
  • Compliance in the energy sector

 

Mark Williamson
Executive General Manager
Clean Energy Regulator

12:10
Panel discussion: What are the most critical policy shortfalls and how can they be addressed?
  • What are the most pressing policy challenges at a State and Federal level?
  • How can State and Federal policy be better aligned to ensure optimal market outcomes?
  • Affordability, security, sustainable – is there a shift in focus towards any one part of the energy triangle?
  • Is policy certainty as important as the policies themselves?

 

Panel Moderator:

Keith Orchison
Director
Coolibah Pty Ltd

Panellists:

Samantha Hepburn
Director, Centre for Energy and Natural Resources
Deakin University

Kieran Donoghue
General Manager Policy
Australian Energy Council

Rosemary Sinclair
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Consumers Australia

David Prins
Member
AER Consumer Challenge Panel

12:50
Networking lunch
13:50
Examining energy legislation and policies across jurisdictions and identifying opportunities to create efficiencies

Samantha Hepburn
Director, Centre for Energy and Natural Resources
Deakin University

14:20
Embedding consumer protection in policies and regulation during a time of rapid technological change

Rosemary Sinclair
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Consumers Australia

14:50
Closing remarks from the chair and drawing of the lucky door prize!
15:00
Close of Policy Forum and End of Australian Energy Week