Events 2008

2008 events 

Friday 28 November 2008: Breakfast with Dr Jim Smitham - Deputy Director, CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship.

"CSIRO's Flagship Program in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy"

Download the presentation below:
pdf wa_presentation_nov_28_2008_final 3.70 Mb

WA SEA AGM was held 3 PM, 22 October 2008 at City West - The Hon Peter Collier MLC - Minister for Energy & Training was in attendance.


Ray Wills presentation at  the "THE RENEWABLE CITY - how renewable power is mainstreaming in cities..."

Monday 29th September, 2008, presentation: pdf wills-renewablecities 2.97 Mb

26 September 2008: WorleyParsons - Advanced Solar Thermal Power station for the Pilbara

Presentation by Greg Denton, General Manager of Power, and Barry Lake Senior Principal Consultant, Advanced Solar-Thermal Project Manager - download the presentation in two parts:

pdf worleyparsonswaseasept08part1 6.07 Mb 

pdf worleyparsonswaseasept08part2 4.83 Mb 

10 September 2008: One Degree - News Limited's climate change journey

Dr Tony Wilkins, Manager, Environment and Climate Change for News Limited and adviser to Rupert Murdoch, together with Alice Marshall, are Global Team Leaders in News Corporation's program to address Climate Change, News Corporation is the world's largest media conglomerate company valued at almost $40 billion.

pdf Newsl Ltd Dr Tony Wilkins Sep 2008 (Shortened) 8.30 Mb 

5 September 2008 Prof Ross Garnaut report policy discussion

Friday 5 September 2008 WA SEA members are invited to attend a lunchtime screening of Prof Ross Garnaut's presentation to the National Press Club broadcast on ABC1. Following the broadcast, we will discuss the presentation and consider a response from WA SEA. Please note - this is a member only event; new members welcome. A small charge will cover the cost of a light lunch provided at the WA SEA Office.

7 August 2008 Policy discussion, networking and sundowner 

WA SEA members only workshop at the WA SEA Office, Home Ideas Centre, City West to for:

• an informal sustainable energy policy discussion exploring impediments to doing business in sustainable energy in WA; and
• networking sundowner - an opportunity to meet other WA SEA members, exchange business cards and perhaps create working alliances. 

21 July 2008, Christof Ruehl - BP Statistical Review of World Energy

For over 55 years BP has undertaken a comprehensive review of world energy markets to produce the Statistical Review of World Energy. Published in June each year, the Review is one of the most widely respected publications in energy economics. This review provides timely and reliable energy information relating to oil, gas and coal reserves, production and consumption; and renewable energy production and consumption to key decision makers in the international business community.

Christof Ruehl, Group Chief Economist and Vice President of BP, returned to Perth to give an exclusive presentation of the 2008 Statistical Review of World Energy. Full details are available from the BP website.

A transcript of Christof's talk is pdf available here. 617.89 Kb 

8 July 2008, Tim Shanahan, from The University of Western Australia, described UWA's commitment to building science skills for the resource and energy sector.

18 June 2008, Dr Paul Simshauser, Chief Executive Officer of Babcock & Brown Power:


pdf PDF of presentation 941.89 Kb 

17 May 2008 - Hon Paul Llewellyn and WA SEA present a breakfast with Hans-Josef Fell, German Member of Parliament.

Hans-Josef Fell is a German Member of Parliament who framed the German Renewable Energy Sources Law. The law, ratified on 25 February 2000, guarantees cost-covering Feed-in Tariffs for electricity from biomass, wind power, and solar power, and aims to increase the percentage of renewable energy used in Germany by the year 2010.

Hans Josef Fell ppt presentation here - hjfell17may2008wasea 9.52 Mb

WA SEA supported the ‘Energy Sustainability Expo' run by Judy Hughes MLA, Member for Kingsley,held on 9-10th May 2008

  • Energy Sustainability Expo Official Launch on Friday 9th May 2008 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Kingsley Clubrooms Kingsley Drive, Kingsley. Special Guests David Templeman, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Francis Logan, Minister for Energy.
  • Energy Sustainability Expo Saturday 10 May 2008 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm - Greenwood Senior High School, Coolibah Drive, Greenwood, 
  • For further information on Judy Hughes' work, please contact Heather Walsh  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   

Thursday 17 April 2008 BP and WA SEA brought you Brooke Miller: "Towards a Solar Nation" 

Brooke Miller, Regional Director, BP Solar Australasia, examined the commercial and policy challenges faced by the Solar Photovoltaic industry as it seeks to increase its contribution to Australian electricity supplies.

"The challenge is now for Australia's other state and territory governments to follow South Australia's lead and adopt a solar Feed In Tariff and in turn help in creating a nation powered by solar." Brooke Miller Regional Manager, BP Solar - Australasia  DETAILS ON THE ATTACHED FLYER.

Wednesday 2 April 2008 and Thursday 3 April 2008 - WA SEA ran  four workshops as a special initiative to better establish an understanding of our industry and to assist in our efforts to better lobby government. WA SEA members helped define Challenges and Opportunities for the Sustainable Energy Industry in Western Australia. If you missed the workshop, please submit any comments via email. Details on the attached flyer.

The results from the survey and workshops will be combined to provide us with the best information about the sustainable energy industry in Western Australia and to assist WA SEA in our efforts to better lobby government on the needs of our industry. 

Science aloud - Science at Parliament March 2008
A Science at Parliament breakfast was held at Parliament House, hosted by veteran TV journalist Jeff McMullen, to allow leading WA scientists to inform State politicians about current research affecting their policy areas.

A panel of four scientists led the discussion, including questions and answers from the audience of State parliamentarians, who were also encouraged to speak more informally with scientists after the breakfast.

Forty of the top environmental scientists were invited to a Gubernatorial science forum on the topic "Adapting to Climate Change". Speakers included Dr Ray Wills, chief executive officer of the WA Sustainable Energy Association and Mr Kevin Goss, chief executive officer of the Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre.

National Oil Mallee Conference 14 Mar 08

WA SEA supported the National Oil Mallee Conference, at The Vines Resort, Perth, Western Australia 14 March 2008 plus field trip 15 March 2008.Featuring carbon sequestration, bio-energy and sustainable production from integrated mallee farming systems.

Additional details from http://www.oilmallee.com.au.

Monday 10 March 2008

A Sundowner with the Hon David Templeman MLA, Minister for the Environment; Climate Change; & Peel - and an exclusive preview of the Sustainable House display at the Home Ideas Centre together with the businesses on display.

Sponsored by Renewable Logic and Synergy.

Event emissions free with Natural Power Green Energy from Synergy

Thursday 6 March 2008

RAC and WA SEA presented Louis Palmer and his solar taxi in a business breakfast.

Solar Taxi event

Swiss Adventurer Louis Palmer started his trip around the world in his solar powered vehicle, the "Solar taxi". The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and three Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences have been involved in its making, integrating the latest technologies including high efficiency solar cells for power, ZEBRA batteries providing a 400 km range, and a flexible steering-wheel that allows the passenger to drive the vehicle, running at a maximum speed of 90 kph the sustainable way. He presented his story to the half way point to a business audience who were captured by his adventure, his passion and his hope for the future - thanks Louis. 

Sponsored by the RAC

See more details about the solar taxi at the solar taxi website.

Bali UNFCC debrief 19 Feb 08

Minter Ellison Lawyers, WA SEA and MOSS held a breakfast business briefing on:
What happened at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali and how it will affect you and your organisation. All speakers attended the UNFCCC Conference in Bali in December.