Events

Upcoming Events

24 May 2019 10:30am to 02:00pm
Lecture – 10:30 am – 12 pm, followed by a light lunch and a stakeholder workshop to discuss opportunities for Energy Transition Cooperation with South East Asia and a proposal for a Western Australian Energy Transition Hub Node based at Murdoch University.

With examples from...

29 May 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm
Seminar
VCTF Seminar Series

This presentation will examine the emerging trend of aggregation in its many forms in renewable energy in Australia, including site aggregation, purchaser aggregation, multiple renewable energy aggregation on one site, multi function sites and microgrids. We will look at some recent project examples, and the...

5 Jun 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm
Seminar

By 2050 global demand for food is projected to increase by 70% leading to demand for increased agricultural production in Australia. This growth is to occur while Australia reduces its greenhouse gas emissions to achieve its commitments under the Paris agreement. However, Australian agricultural emissions...

Past Events

22 May 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm
Seminar
VCTF Seminar Series

Australia is a world-leader in terms of uptake of small-scale solar photovoltaic systems. This seminar will present research on factors influencing uptake of small-scale solar systems across both postcodes and households in Australia. The impact of Australia’s spatially-differentiated Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) will be...

15 May 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm
Seminar

Richard will talk about the lessons learned from assessing about 500 houses to improve their energy efficiency. He'll look at what are the biggest problems seen in Victorian homes, what motivates people to improve their homes, and what the most important improvements are.

8 May 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm
Seminar
VCTF Seminar Series

By 2030 up to 45% of our energy generation is predicted to be behind the meter. Households and businesses are no longer passive energy consumers but are actively producing and storing energy through rooftop solar, batteries and electric vehicles. With more of these distributed energy...

17 Apr 2019 06:30pm to 07:30pm
Seminar
Prof Garnaut Lecture Series
Professor Ross Garnaut: Climate & Energy Transition in Australia

Prof Ross Garnaut will deliver a six-part seminar series on the challenges and opportunities of energy transition in Australia. The seminars, which will also be available by webinar, will build the case for the energy transition...

16 Apr 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm
Seminar
VCTF Seminar Series

Martin Wainstein is a proud PhD graduate from the Climate & Energy College. In this seminar, he will share the work done over the last year, in founding and leading the Yale Open Innovation Lab (openlab) at the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at...

3 Apr 2019 06:30pm to 07:30pm
Seminar
Prof Garnaut Lecture Series
Professor Ross Garnaut: Climate & Energy Transition in Australia

Prof Ross Garnaut will deliver a six-part seminar series on the challenges and opportunities of energy transition in Australia. The seminars, which will also be available by webinar, will...

3 Apr 2019 06:30pm to 15 May 2019 06:30pm
Seminar
Prof Garnaut Lecture Series

Professor Ross Garnaut will deliver a six-part seminar series on the challenges and opportunities of energy transition in Australia. The seminars, which will also be available by webinar, will build the case for the energy transition calling on knowledge of climate science and studies of...

20 Mar 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm
Seminar

With constantly falling costs and rising efficiencies, wind energy is poised to become one of the cornerstones of Australia’s clean electricity grid. What is the current state of wind in Australia and how might it develop in coming decades?

While wind farms can bring...

13 Mar 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm
Seminar
Coal transition seminar series
The Energy Transition Hub Coal Transition Seminar Series: Seminar 1

In order to fulfil international climate targets, across the globe coal used in the energy sector will need to be phased out until...

21 Feb 2019 09:30am

To steer electricity investments in the right location, one could rely on price signals from wholesale energy markets. For an investment signal within the borders of existing bidding zones, that would mean market splitting or a transition to nodal pricing. An alternative is to use...

20 Feb 2019 06:45pm to 09:00pm
Seminar

Dr Kerry Schott AO head of the Energy Security Board will talk about the ESBs role, resources and responsibilities.

Dr Schott was a major architect of the National Energy Guarantee, which reflects the role of the Energy Security Board in creating security in the...

13 Feb 2019 06:00pm to 07:00pm
Seminar
VCTF Seminar Series

Japan has arguably the world’s most ambitious and comprehensive national vision of achieving a hydrogen society—where hydrogen is used in diverse societal applications ranging from mobility and electricity/heat generation to energy storage. In the long-term, this vision seeks to exploit domestic renewable sources such as...

4 Feb 2019 06:30pm to 08:00pm
Seminar

Electricity prices annually continue to rise. There are two potential options to counter this; renewable energies or reducing demand.

This seminar will discuss the options for reducing energy consumption, with a focus on SolXEnergy, a company that has patented technology that can reduce energy...

14 Dec 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm
Seminar

Franziska Mey will discuss the findings of three significant projects by the Institute for Sustainable Futures:

Transition in employment, updated overview of the number of jobs including a detailed breakdown of specific occupations that will be...

11 Dec 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm
Seminar

CSIRO recently led the development of a National Hydrogen Roadmap. The purpose of the study was to set out a strategy for turning the emerging technologies that underpin a hydrogen economy into bankable assets, as a foundation for building an economically sustainable industry in Australia....

21 Nov 2018 07:00pm to 09:00pm
Seminar

Paul Clapham will outline the role of waste and resource recovery technologies in a circular economy with specific reference to research undertaken by Melbourne Waste and Resource recovery group (MWRRG) into the future need for solutions to manage residual municipal solid waste (MSW) within the...

21 Nov 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm
Seminar

The Victorian Climate Change Act 2017 establishes a comprehensive framework to establish Victoria as a climate change resilient, net zero emissions State. The Act also establishes a long-term target of net zero emissions for Victoria by 2050.

This seminar will...

15 Nov 2018 05:00pm to 06:30pm
Seminar

Germany has ambitious goals for transition of its energy system in many dimensions. At this seminar, several researchers from Germany will discuss current trends and issues in Germany’s Energiewende, and give a snapshot of selected research areas. Topics will include transition in Germany’s power sector,...

13 Nov 2018 06:00pm to 07:15pm
Seminar

The transition to low-carbon energy is a national priority for both Australia and Germany. The technological changes underway can unlock economic advantages for energy-intensive industrial processes, mining operations, renewable energies and exporters to the benefit of businesses, consumers and communities. The deep changes in energy...

29 Oct 2018 06:30pm to 08:00pm
Seminar

Jay Weatherill was Premier of South Australia from 2011 to 2018, establishing the state as the nation's clean energy leader, dramatically cutting the state's carbon emissions and opening new business opportunities.

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17 Oct 2018 06:45pm to 09:00pm
Seminar

Australian Industry has a huge demand for heat which is required to manufacture most industrial materials such as metals, plastics, rubber, cement, glass, food, drink and ceramics. Burning coal and natural gas to generate this heat causes about 8% of national greenhouse emissions. There are...

27 Sep 2018 05:00pm to 06:00pm
Seminar

How can the blockchain technology be used in the field of energy? Today and tomorrow. Revolution or just hype?

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Christoph Sutter, live from Switzerland.

Dr. Sutter will explore the role of blockchain as a disruptive technology...

19 Sep 2018 06:45pm to 09:00pm

In October 2017, the Victorian Government asked Infrastructure Victoria to provide advice on what infrastructure is required to pave the way for highly automated and zero emissions vehicles in the state. In providing this advice, IV were asked to consider a number of potential future...

19 Sep 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm
Seminar

In this Energy Transition Hub public lecture, Terry Teoh, Head of Engineering at SIMEC ZEN, will explain the fundamental drivers behind Australia’s emergence as the exciting, global playground for electricity system transformation. Energy storage of various kinds, and battery storage in particular, is a key...

3 Sep 2018 06:30pm to 08:00pm
Seminar

BZE’s Director of Research, Michael Lord, will be presenting a sneak preview of BZE’s new research which will be showcased at the Electrifying Industry Summit, which is set to bring together experts in manufacturing, heat processes and renewable energy technology. The summit will address the...

29 Aug 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm
Seminar

It's often said that a week is a long time in politics. The almost 100 weeks since the 'black system' in South Australia and the resulting political response can be considered an eternity. During this period, we have seen some of the most significant...

15 Aug 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm
Seminar

System stability is often quoted as being raised as an issue for the power system now that renewable energy is increasing.

Is this the case or is there a fundamental loss of power system control?

26 Jul 2018 05:30pm
Seminar

The popular notion of a “Clean Energy Race” has often depicted the success of national wind and solar industries in the global economy as a zero-sum game. The rise of China’s renewable energy sectors in particular has been regarded as a threat to the West,...

20 Jun 2018 07:00pm to 09:00pm
Seminar

Moreland City Council is well know for being one of the more environmentally aware Councils in Melbourne. One of their current projects aims to use waste collection vehicles powered by 100% renewable hydrogen.

This event is co-hosted by the Alternative Technology Association

13 Jun 2018 12:00pm to 01:00pm
Seminar

Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter will present the current state of play of German Climate Policy in the context of the Paris Agreement, focusing on targets for 2020, 2030, and 2050, and, in particular the Climate Action Plan 2050 which has been endorsed by the coalition agreement...

16 May 2018 07:00pm to 08:00pm
Seminar

Environmental Justice Australia’s report Toxic and Terminal: How the regulation of coal-fired power stations fails Australian communities is the result of exhaustive research, Freedom of Information searches, surveillance of 10 major power stations on Australia’s east coast, and advice from health experts and industry whistle-blowers....

18 Apr 2018 07:00pm to 08:00pm
Seminar

Anne Pearson, CEO of the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), will discuss the pivotal role that AEMC occupies in changing how the power system is managed in response to the changing generation mix and replacement of traditional coal fired generation with renewable sources. Maintaining energy...

9 Apr 2018 06:30pm to 08:00pm
Seminar

Simon Corbell was appointed as the first Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate in December 2016 to promote the state’s renewable energy sector, provide independent advice to the Victorian Government and assist the state in meeting its renewable energy targets. Simon took up his role in January...

20 Mar 2018 09:30am to 10:15am
Seminar

On 14 March, nearly 6 months after its general election, Germany’s new government will be sworn in. What are the top priorities of the new coalition government? Why did it take so long to form government this time? What does this tell us about Germany’s...

28 Feb 2018 11:00am
Seminar

As the European Union is financially preparing to deliver on its international environmental commitments, such as the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, it has formed a High Level Group on Sustainable Finance to advise on a deep sustainability reengineering of its financial system....

4 Dec 2017 01:00pm to 02:00pm
Seminar

The breadth of energy research at the Birmingham Energy Institute will be explored through a virtual whistle-stop tour. These include

'Doing Cold Smarter' - the Birmingham Policy Commission makes the case for smarter and more efficient cooling and refrigeration as well as a forthcoming...

15 Nov 2017 11:00am to 12:00pm
Seminar

Smart infrastructure, such as smart meters, provide the platform for the introduction of innovative, information-based energy technologies designed to promote systemic energy efficiency and to transition energy markets toward more sustainable and cost effective outcomes. Smart meters in particular carry the promise of innovation in...

21 Sep 2017 05:45pm to 08:00pm
Seminar

Rethinking Cement sets out a pathway for modernising cement, eliminating carbon emissions and building strong and durable infrastructure.

Making cement is responsible for 8% of all global emissions. If we don’t rethink cement, we won’t achieve our Paris goals.

Modernising cement is...

20 Sep 2017 07:00pm to 08:00pm
Seminar

Audrey Zibelman, CEO, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) will discuss the pivotal role that AEMO occupies in delivering energy security and reliability amid the energy transition and the work AEMO is doing in this regard, as well as touch on the Finkel recommendations.

She...

19 Sep 2017 12:30pm to 01:30pm
Seminar

Most proposals to limit global temperature rises to well below 2°C rely on 'negative emissions' - the removal of carbon from the atmosphere. Scenario analyses suggest that negative emissions technologies (NETs) are necessary to limit dangerous warming.

In this seminar, we will explore three...

24 Aug 2017 01:00pm to 02:00pm
Seminar

During the 1970's, German coal production ceased to be competitve on the world market due to increasing production costs. Coal mining (along with steel production) was the main industry, especially in the Ruhr area of West Germany. To cushion the mass layoffs associated with the...

21 Aug 2017 12:30pm to 02:00pm
Seminar

Curbing greenhouse gas emissions in order to fight climate change is imperative and one can think of two ways to do that. First, a decrease in electricity consumption would decrease the need to burn fossil fuels. Second, a change in electricity generation technologies using renewable...

 

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