Powering Australia 2008: Securing electricity supply under clean carbon constraints

Prod_96Following on from the highly successful 2007 edition of Powering Australia - The business of electricity supply (link above to 2007 edition)

Australia's electricity supply sector is at a crucial point where major policy changes will challenge its dependability, cost-competitiveness and sustainability.

Powering Australia 2008 addresses the need to sustain Australia's energy-intensive manufacturing sector - and to expand its energy exports while curbing its greenhouse gas emissions. Doing so will require the energy sector to focus on innovation in all aspects of supply and the efficient use of power.

The recent change in federal government - combined with imminent major changes in the ownership of electricity assets and a strong push for greenhouse gas reductions solutions and technology - means it is vital for businesses linked to the electricity sector to communicate with policymakers and opinion leaders on their products, skills, plans, service and expertise NOW.

Keith Orchison, is senior editor of the Powering Australia annual publications, and has been involved in the resources and energy industry policy issues management and communications for 28 years. He was managing director of the Electricity Supply Association of Australia from 1991 to 2003 and a member of the Federal Government's Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council from 2003 to 2007. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2004 for services to the energy industry.

Hon. Martin Ferguson AM - Minister for Resources, Energy, Tourism officially launched the publication at Parliament House, Canberra, 7 October 2008