Join this complimentary member-only virtual interactive roundtable to unpack the state government’s goal to become a ‘clean energy superpower’ across pumped hydro, hydrogen, wind and solar – a massive undertaking to achieve a NSW state target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
With the global movement towards
decarbonisation, existing renewable technologies becoming cheaper and new
technologies becoming available, huge opportunities exist for Australia as it
transitions towards net zero.
In NSW, major levels of investment, planning, and innovation will be needed to replace traditional coal-fired power stations – fast approaching retirement – with energy that is renewable, reliable, and affordable.
Requiring over $32 billion in new investment, the Minister will explain the recently released Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap, the options for long-term renewable energy generation and storage, the plan to deliver heavy industry with some of the most affordable energy in the OECD, and the incentives needed to stimulate both private sector investment and job creation.
Matt Kean entered Parliament in 2011 and spent his early years advocating for stronger mental health policy.
Elevated to the NSW Cabinet in 2017, he was appointed Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation in 2017, and then appointed Minister for Energy and Environment in 2019.
An outspoken critic of “climate denialism” he has campaigned for greater and national action on climate change, arguing it’s not only good for the environment but it’s also good for our economy.
As Minister he has committed to increasing the size of the NSW National Park estate by over five per cent or 400,000 hectares by the end of 2022 and in 2020, he delivered the biggest renewable energy policy in Australia’s history.
Alexander Danne leads the firm’s Energy + Infrastructure team, comprising its project and project financing practice.
His key areas of practice are project and infrastructure procurement and associated financings. Alexander works with project proponents, arrangers, financiers, borrowers and investors on energy and infrastructure projects.
Alexander has wide-ranging renewables experience including advising on the $3 billion Tilt Renewables acquisition, the Macarthur Wind Farm, the Kwinana Waste-from-Energy project, the Springvale Water Treatment Plant, and Greenough River Solar Farm.