Policy and energy leaders to address climate change policy and energy markets for NSW

The events of July in South Australia have caused considerable national debate on the consequences of a disconnect between climate change policy and energy markets, with no coherent national direction on what is needed to reduce emissions from the power sector in line with the renewable energy targets (RETs).

With so much at stake for energy-intensive industries, Re-Powering NSW, being held in Sydney from 26-27 October 2016, is gathering key stakeholders to explore exactly this and to discuss feasible solutions to critical issues associated with the development of renewable energy resources for the State.

Paul Italiano, CEO of TransGrid, along with Innes Willox, CEO of Ai Group and Professor Ross Garnaut, will analyse forward-looking and coherent, strategic directions for NSW’s energy transition and discuss how to organise an orderly way out of high emission resources, for employees, communities, investors and business.

Re-Powering NSW will help those in attendance answer critical questions including:

Is there a role for coal in the State’s energy mix? Leading figures from the CSIRO, Minerals Council of Australia and the CO2CRC will delve into emerging technologies that may align this fossil fuel to the State’s RET.

How can gas secure its future in NSW? What are the possibilities of new exploration projects and what are the latest scenarios based on current policy settings and pricing combinations? What is NSW doing to facilitate new investment? Hear from APPEA Chief Executive Malcolm Roberts, AEMC Chair, John Pierce, Deputy Secretary of the NSW Department of Industry, Kylie Hargreaves, along with leading climate policy figures to assess the role gas will play.

What are the opportunities in building new infrastructure and attracting investment in NSW’s energy transition? Hear from Snowy Hydro’s CEO, Paul Broad on how the State should generate its electricity and meet demand in the coming years.

What are the opportunities for wind, solar and storage? Hear from AGL’s CFO, Brett Redman, Infigen’s MD, Miles George and Infrastructure Capital Group’s Chair, Andrew Pickering, for an exclusive view into upcoming projects and what financial leaders consider “╦ťbankable’.

Re-Powering NSW will give all stakeholders access into the State’s energy market, where policy makers and energy leaders will discuss the future of renewables and fossil fuels and give insight to investor appetite.

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