Fair Access to Energy – Repower Gladstone Forum 2

 

As regional Queenslanders, we want to prepare for the future to ensure that we have strong diverse economies, great quality of life and healthy communities. Energy access is a key factor in looking after vulnerable people, building strong regional businesses and creating job opportunities for everyone.
Forum #2 explores the real world effects of electricity prices, with a range of speakers looking at different aspects of the causes of high electricity prices, the impacts, and what we might be able to do about it as a community.

Date: Thursday 19th September
Time: 9am to 2pm
Venue: CWA hall in Oaka Lane, Gladstone
Cost: FREE but you must reserve a ticket as only 50 places are available.

Reserve your ticket here

Facebook Event:
Fair access to Energy
An RSVP to the Facebook page is NOT a ticket!

******************************************************************************

******************************************************************************

SPEAKERS:

******************************************************************************

Uncle Richard Johnson – Welcome to Country and also to speak about high electricity price impacts on the Indigenous community.

******************************************************************************

Tim Buckley – IEEFA – Keynote speaker – Global electricity markets and the Inevitable Technology Driven Transformation Well Underway

Tim Buckley is the Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australasia at the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), Sydney
Tim has 30 years financial markets experience, now providing public interest related financial analysis in the seaborne coal and electricity sectors for IEEFA, studying energy efficiency and renewables across China, Japan and India, and the resulting stranded asset risks in Australia.

******************************************************************************

Ross Anderson – EcoBiz – Energy audits for small business

******************************************************************************

Billy Bijou – ETU – Public ownership of electricity infrastructure

******************************************************************************

Luke Reade – Community power project (Brisbane) – Energetic Communities Association Inc.

******************************************************************************

Dave Kearney – Solar for Renters program – Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy – Queensland State Government

Dave has ten years’ experience delivering energy policy and programs for the Queensland Government, and is the project manager of the solar for rentals trial.

The solar for rentals trial is a first of its kind program in Queensland that aims to help landlords and tenants share the value of installing solar systems. As part of the trial, the Queensland Government is offering around 1000 rebates of up to $3,500 for landlords to install solar systems on their rental properties in the Bundaberg, Gladstone and Townsville local government areas.

******************************************************************************

Mark McLachlan – Electricity issues for Rural Communities

Mark is a timber and cattle producer with experience in community and industry organisations.

******************************************************************************

******************************************************************************

Gladstone Conservation Council is not affiliated with any political party and we aim to be a strong independent voice for the local environment.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT BUT YOU MUST RESERVE A TICKET (SEE BELOW)

Tickets here