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Is Australia Engaged in its Energy Future?

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Sir Stamford at Circular Quay (Lachlan Room)

93 Macquarie Street

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We’re delighted to invite you to attend our September 28th speaker and free networking session where Jonathan Jutsen, Chairman of the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity and Dr. Sven Teske, Research Director at the University of Technology (UTS) Institute for Sustainable Futures will address the topic "Is Australia Engaged in an Energy Future?".

Each speaker will answer two specific questions:

  • Are our future energy challenges really a ‘trilemma’ of conflicting objectives - or can we be sustainable and enjoy excellent energy services at an economical price (energy trifecta)? [JJ]
  • Why is it that the simplest and lowest cost ways to address climate change – i.e. increasing energy productivity – the last ones our politicians (and media) want to address? [JJ]
  • Will Australia finally use its abundant wind resources? [ST]
  • Can Australia dig in to ‘Sky Mining’? (Exchanging coal with solar and wind) [ST]


Commencing at 6PM, each speaker will present for 20 minutes with 15 minutes for questions after their presentations. The event will end with an informal discussion at The Bar. [Doors open at 5:30]

Please come and join us to meet Jonathan and Sven as well as Members and Supporters of Reinvent Australia for what promises to be an excellent evening.

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Jonathan Jutsen is an international thought leader in energy productivity and carbon management. He has provided advice to executive teams and governments in Australia, USA, UK and South East Asia, as well as communicating widely on these topics for 35 years. He is the Chairman of The Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity whose focus is to double Australia's energy productivity by 2030 (2XEP). He is also on the Board of ARENA and the NSW Climate Council. He founded and lead Energetics, a leading consulting company in energy and carbon from 1984.

Named by Engineers Australia as one of the ‘100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia’, Jon is a chemical engineer with a Masters in Energy Technology, a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Science and Engineering and has received a Millennium Medal and other recognition for his contributions to the field.


Dr Sven Teske has 20 years experience in technical analysis of renewable energy systems and market integration concept. He has published over 50 special reports about renewable energies including the Global Futures Report 2017, the Global Wind Energy Outlook , a grid analysis for the Chinese province Jiangsu in cooperation with the China State Grid Company and a 100% renewable energy pathway for Australia as well as for Kangaroo Island.

Sven is currently a review author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Special Report on 1.5 Degrees and was of a lead author for the 2011 IPCC Special Report Renewables (Chapter 10: Scenario analysis). Sven was and is a member of the expert review committee for the IEA World Energy Outlook in 2010, 2011 and 2017 .

With practical experience in small-scale utility development Seven originally developed the concept for a green utility and in 1999 founded the Greenpeace energy eG– Germany’s first cooperative in the power sector. He was the Renewable Energy Director at Greenpeace International for 10 years, where, he was the project leader for five editions of the World Energy Scenario “Energy [R]evolution: A sustainable World Energy Outlook” – a joint research project of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), NGO’s and the Global Wind Energy Council.

Sven has significant experience in applying technical concepts (infrastructure, power grids and solar photovoltaic equipment) for rural electrification projects such as the Bihar Cluster utility project. He has a PhD in the Integration of solar photovoltaic and wind into power systems from the University of Flensburg in Germany.

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