Australian-German Energy Symposium 2019

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The Energy Symposium brought together senior members of the government, policy, industry, research and community sectors. It was hosted by the Australian Department of the Environment and Energy (DoEE), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The Australian-German Energy Transition Hub, the Berlin-based think-tank Adelphi and the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce supported the Symposium’s conception and organisation. The Symposium was held at the University of Melbourne, 18-19 September 2019.

The Symposium was be about the transition of the Australian and German energy sectors, which is being driven by technical, economic, climatic and policy trends.

Both Germany and Australia aim to secure reliability, emission reductions and economic efficiency in their power supply. These imperatives also apply to decarbonising other sectors and transforming industrial processes. The Symposium reflected on the approaches in both countries in seeking to achieve these goals.

The first day concentrated on the power sector and on energy policies. The second day placed an emphasis on broader transition issues, investment requirements and opportunities across sectors, with a particular focus on the role of hydrogen and synthetic fuels, energy and emissions intensive industries, and export opportunities in the transition to a net-zero emissions global economy.

The slides presented and audio from the Symposium are now available:

Day One

Power System Transition: Audio; Slides

Flexibility Options: Audio; Slides

Market Design: Audio; Slides

Facilitating Transition: Audio; Slides

Day Two

Setting the scene: Status, prospects and bilateral opportunities of the Australian-German energy transitions: Audio; Slides

Diving into joint energy visions: Scenarios for the Australian-German energy transition: two energy superpowers, hydrogen/efuel and technology export: Audio; Slides

Getting there: Hydrogen roadmaps. How can policy, research and bilateral cooperation facilitate the transition?: Audio; Slides

Transition implications for energy-intensive industries: Audio; Slides


Symposium Agenda

Symposium Speakers


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