Those attending the Australian Clean Energy Summit in July will gain a clear understanding of the place of renewable energy in the national political landscape, with key political leaders and decision-makers confirming their attendance at the event (subject of course to any portfolio changes between now and then).

Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said Day One of the Summit will open with a who’s who of our political leadership, detailing the future of clean energy policy in Australia. The event will take place several weeks after the Federal Election, at the dawn of a new political term, providing a great platform to discuss and analyse the future of the political and policy landscape for the sector.

“I am looking forward to a lively conversation, as Australian Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten, New South Wales Industry, Resources and Energy Minister Anthony Roberts, Greens Leader Richard Di Natale and ACT Environment Minister Simon Corbell will all address the opening session of the event,” Mr Thornton said.

“Environment Minister Greg Hunt will also be the keynote speaker at the NAB Gala Dinner. It’s important to note however that portfolio responsibilities could be shuffled after the election for federal politicians.”  

The Australian Clean Energy Summit will take place in Sydney on 27-28 July. It is Australia’s leading policy and finance event for the industry by the industry, and the theme of this year’s program is “Lead. Innovate. Transform.”

The Clean Energy Council Awards will be presented at the NAB Gala Dinner on 27 July, for innovation, community engagement and outstanding contribution to industry. Entries close on 31 May.

Mr Thornton strongly encouraged those in the industry to enter the Clean Energy Council Awards, which showcase the amazing work the renewable energy sector does every year.

“The deadline for early bird tickets is also 31 May, and I encourage people to get in early to save $300 on the full ticket price,” he said.

The Clean Energy Council would like to thank Goldwind Australia, which is the major sponsor of the event.

Please contact Clean Energy Council Media Manager Mark Bretherton on 0413 556 981 for more information or to arrange an interview.