Making Power Affordable and Sustainable: Lessons from the UK - Options for Australia
Dr Gill Owen, Warwick Business School (UK) - view/download presentation
Chris Dunstan, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS - view/download presentation
Introduced by Simon Smith, Deputy Chief Executive,
Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
• What is driving the rapid increase in electricity prices?
• Will reducing carbon emissions drive power bills even higher?
• Can anything be done to reduce pressure on electricity bills?
• Are smart meters a real solution or just another excuse to raise prices?
• Can Demand Management make a significant difference?
Presentations will focus on policies and strategies designed to address energy affordability in the context of climate change. There will be opportunity for contributions from all forum participants through facilitated discussion.
Dr Gill Owen is a Senior Research Fellow at Warwick Business School in the UK. She is also a Non-Executive Director of the UK water regulator Ofwat and Deputy Chair of the UK Government’s Fuel Poverty Advisory Group. She was a Commissioner of the UK’s Competition Commission for ten years until 2002 and has also been a non-executive board member of the UK energy regulator, Ofgem.
Chris Dunstan is a Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS. His research focuses on the policy and economics of climate change and the electricity sector. He is currently leading a three-year research project on Demand Management and network investment as part of the CSIRO Intelligent Grid Research Program (www.igrid.net.au).
This is a free event but space is limited.
Register by Tuesday 3 May 2011 at http://surveys.uts.edu.au/surveys/makingpoweraffordableandsustaina/index.cfm