Energy Update 2016

ANU Energy Update future energy research

Date & time

1pm 28 November 2016


Manning Clark Lecture Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre (#26A), Union Court, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 2601


 Clare de Castella

Presentations for Energy Update 2016 are now available - scroll down to the program below.

Presentations for Energy Change Institute Open Day can be downloaded here.

The ANU Energy Update brings together energy researchers, policymakers, industry and the public to provide an overview of the latest world energy trends.

The day will feature national and international presenters from government, research and the private sector discussing a range of energy issues including global and regional outlooks, new technologies, energy security, energy access and energy productivity.

Highlights of Energy Update include:

  • Opening Address by the Hon Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy
  • The 2016 World Energy Outlook presented by the International Energy Agency
  • Progress in Thermonuclear fusion energy (ITER)
  • Panel discussion on Climate Change Response Post Paris
  • Panel discussion on Dominantly Renewable Energy Futures
  • ACT Govt / ANU Solar Oration - The Carbon War:  a dispatch from the front lines followed by drinks

Registration for Energy Update is essential - click here to register on Eventbrite.  


Time Presenter / subject Download Presentation
8.00-8.30 Registration  
8.30-8.40 Welcome - by Professor Ken Baldwin, Director, ANU Energy Change Institute & by ANU Deputy Vice Chancellor  

Opening Address - The Hon Josh Frydenberg,  Minister for the Environment and Energy

9.00-10.30 Special Presentation on the 2016 World Energy Outlook - Mr Ian Cronshaw, International Energy Agency

Followed by panel discussion and Q&A:

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  • Prof David Stern, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
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  • Honorary Assoc Prof Hugh Saddler, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
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10.45-11.15   Tea and coffee  

Keynote address:  Progress in thermonuclear fusion energy and in the construction of ITER, the international experimental reactor - Jean Jacquinot, Senior Advisor to the ITER Director General

Introduction by Chair, Assoc Prof Matthew Hole, ANU Energy Change Institute

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12.30-1.30  Lunch  

WEO2016 theme – Climate Change Response Post Paris Climate Agreement
Introduction by Chair, Associate Prof Nerilie Abram, ANU Climate Change Institute

  Climate Change Update - Prof Mark Howden, Director, ANU Climate Change Institute


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Presentation by each panel member:

  • International progress post Paris Climate Agreement - Representative from the Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Net zero emissions targets for the States of Australia - Anna Skarbek, Climateworks

Prospects for Deep Decarbonisation of the world economy - Assoc Prof Frank Jotzo, Director of the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy, Crawford School, ANU

Panel discussion and Q & A

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15.00-15.30  Tea and coffee  

WEO2016 theme – Dominantly Renewable Energy Futures

Introduction by Chair, Assoc Prof Kylie Catchpole, ANU Energy Change Institute


Presentation by Simon Corbell, formerly ACT Minister for the Environment

Presentation by each panel member:

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  • Integration of high levels of renewables with storage - Professor Andrew Blakers, ANU Energy Change Institute


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  • Enhancing distributed renewable energy in the retail market - Steven Devlin, General Manager Energy Networks, ActewAGL


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  • Establishing market rules to enable all technology options - Brian Spalding, Australian Energy Market Commission


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  • Energy resilience through cyber security - Michelle Price, Crawford School, ANU (on secondment from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet)
    Panel discussion and Q & A
 17.00-17.10  Closing remarks - Professor Ken Baldwin, Director, Energy Change Institute
Energy Update will be followed by the ACT Government / ANU annual Solar Oration:  

  The Carbon War: a dispatch from the front lines - Jeremy Leggett, founder of Solarcentury and SolarAid, and Chair of Carbon Tracker

The Solar Oration will be in the same lecture theatre (Manning Clark 1) and will be followed by drinks and finger food.

Please ensure you register separately for Solar Oration on Eventbrite.    More details can also be found here.   

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Energy Update is 2016 is hosted by the ANU Energy Change Institute.   This year, for the first time, Energy Update is sponsored by ActewAGL.

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