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YOUR SHOW PLANNER Date: 12–13 October 2011 Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre Day 1 – Wednesday 12 October 08.00 Registration opens 08.30 Exhibition opens 09.00 Opening plenary session 11.15 Conference parallel sessions begin 12.30 Lunch, networking and exhibition 17.00 Close of Day 1 and opening of the Grand Networking Event in the exhibition hall 19.00 Grand Networking Event closes Day 2 – Thursday 13 October 08.00 Registration opens 08.30 Exhibition opens 09.00 Conference parallel sessions begin 10.00 Solar Workshops commence in Associated Events Zone 12.15 Lunch, networking and exhibition 15.30 Grand Plenary Debate and Round Table – Will the Australian economy benefit from a price on carbon? 17.00 Close of All-Energy Australia 2011

THANKS… A very big thank you goes out to all our sponsors and supporters for their continued support of the show – we simply couldn’t do it without you and wish you every commercial success at All-Energy Australia 2011. LANYARDS SPONSOR





Victoria is the perfect setting for a gathering focused on the renewable and low emissions technologies that have the potential to play such an important role in meeting the Asia Pacific region’s growing energy needs. Our state is rich in renewable resources and is also well placed to benefit from new technologies that lower emissions from conventional energy sources.

The All Energy Australia International Exhibition & Conference is an opportunity for us all to learn more about the latest developments in this important field and explore the potential for new renewable and low emission technologies to help power the future of our region.

The Victorian Government is committed to a phased, well managed, transition to a low carbon future while maintaining a reliable and affordable energy supply for households and businesses. Victoria’s vast reserves of low-cost coal have long provided the affordable baseload power that is one of the state’s key economic advantages. The Hon. Michael O'Brien MP, Minister for Energy and Resources, State Government of Victoria


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Australia stands at the crossroads of a crucial moment in its economic, political and social evolution. Will we embrace the shift to a low-carbon economy, or will we reject it and stick with what we have now – an economy rooted in the use of fossil fuels? For many people, the need to embrace clean and renewable energy is about the need to combat climate change, which most, if not all, leading scientists now believe is being driven as much by human economic activity as any natural cyclical changes. But this is only one of the reasons for embracing clean and renewable energy. There are at least three others – all equally compelling.


solution, both through clean coal technologies and the development of more renewable energy sources. To this end, the Victorian Government continues to drive pre-commercial work on low cost, low emission technologies, primarily through funding provided under the Energy Technology Innovation Strategy.

But brown coal-fired power generation faces challenges in a carbon constrained future and technology will be part of the




The first is energy security and the dwindling supply of oil. The second is the urgent need to embrace a new motor of economic growth and prosperity which many believe will be at least as significant as the microprocessor revolution. The third is the inevitability of tariff barriers on the exports from those economies which do not embrace a low-carbon future. While some doubt the concept of ‘peak oil’ – the point in time when the maximum rate of

global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline – many others, including the IEA, believe we have already reached or event passed this point. One thing is for sure, the price of oil, despite huge volatility, is on a clear upward trend. Even if there are large reserves beneath the Arctic, and disregarding the environmental implications of extracting them, the cost of exploitation will be considerable. Second is the need for a new motor of economic growth. If you want support for this view, examine China that has placed clean and renewable energy (and environment cleaning technologies) centre stage in its 12th Five-year Plan. The reality of world economics is that China aspires to being the next global economic superpower and being a leader in clean and renewable energy technologies is regarded as crucial to achieving that aim – just as the US saw leadership in the microprocessor sphere was crucial to its aspirations 40 years ago. Third, is the future of world trade. Despite the political games and policy arguments, many major economies are increasingly setting out to tackle climate change and take advantage of the new economic dynamic imparted by clean and renewable energy technologies. It is unlikely they will

stand idly by and see those economies which reject a low-carbon future gain an economic price advantage, even a temporary one. It is unlikely to be long before these powerful nations exert their influence through the WTO and start to impose tariff walls on those economies which continue down the high carbon path, and this will potentially hit the big mineral exporters such as Australia the hardest. Whether you are an ardent supporter of clean and renewable energy, or an opponent on the grounds that any attempt to shift to a low carbon economy will have a disastrous effect on Australia’s economy, AllEnergy Australia is relevant to you. The arguments in favour of a shift to clean energy and the low carbon economy are numerous and they are powerful. All-Energy Australia offers a comprehensive, independent and international platform to help facilitate what we believe to be the most important debate of our age. Just as importantly, All-Energy Australia offers what is now the largest showcase for sceptics and supporters alike to come and see what is being done to make clean and renewable energy more practical and more cost effective to implement.


All-Energy Australia 2011 preview  

All-Energy Australia 2011 preview

All-Energy Australia 2011 preview  

All-Energy Australia 2011 preview