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Future Energy Solutions: Powering a Sustainable Tomorrow


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New world or not, it’s clear that old ways of generating and using energy must change. But if our coal-fired power plants are a thing of the past, what does the future look like? Wind turbines or solar panels, nuclear power plants or ‘clean coal’ solutions, what does it mean to find renewable, sustainable and green answers to the energy challenge, not only in Australia, but for the world? How can this transformation occur and what are the implications?

Keynote speaker Grant King

5:30 – 6:10pm– Keynote Lecture
6:10 – 6:30pm– Interval
6:30 – 7:30pm– Panel Discussion


Ben McNeil

Panel Member: Ben McNeil is Senior Research Fellow at the Climate Change Research Centre at UNSW and author of ‘The Clean Industrial Revolution: Growing Australian Prosperity in a Greenhouse Age’. He is author of The Clean Industrial Revolution: Growing Australian Prosperity in a Greenhouse Age.... Read more

Prasad Menon

Panel Member: Prasad Menon has been Managing Director of Tata Power, India’s largest privately owned power company since 2006. He served in various capacities in ICI’s chemicals, pesticides and fertiliser divisions for 20 years and took over as the Managing Director of Tata Chemicals in October ... Read more

Michael Bielinski

Panel Member: Michael Bielinski is Executive Manager for Strategic Marketing and Emergent Technologies for Siemens Ltd’s Pacific Cluster. He has 30 years experience in local and international power generation and transmission. Michael is currently responsible for the commercialisation of emerging ... Read more

Grant King

Grant King is managing director of Origin Energy with a depth of experience in the energy and gas sectors. Grant King was appointed Managing Director of Origin Energy in 2000, following the demerger of the energy and building/construction businesses of Boral Limited, where he had been Managing Direc... Read more


The Edge, Fed Square

The Atrium Flinders Street Federation Square Melbourne Victoria 3000

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