State of Play: Clean energy in Australia and recent developments within the Australian renewable energy sector


Join the Electrical Branch and co-host Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA) with the support of the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE) for this session to hear about the status of clean energy in Australia at present, what the targets are for 2020 and 2050 and how well placed we are for meeting those targets.

You will hear from three high profile speakers about Australia’s Renewable Energy Targets (RET), the latest developments within the Australian renewable energy sector, the interplay between emissions reduction targets and renewable energy targets and how government policy is facilitating this transition.

The presentation will be facilitated by Chris Stoltz, President of Engineers Australia Victoria.


Mark Butler, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy will discuss recent developments in the renewable energy sector and how government policy is/can facilitate the transition to a clean energy future.

Darren Gladman, Director of Smart Energy at Clean Energy Council (CEC) will provide a snapshot of the clean energy status at present and what the targets are for 2020 and 2050 as well as how to get there.

Ben White, Director Renewable Energy Strategy at Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will talk about the Victorian government's strategic direction and key initiatives relating to renewable energy, energy storage, energy efficiency and productivity - and a view of the energy future for Victoria.

Stan Krpan, CEO of Sustainability Victoria will join the panel discussion after the presentations to talk about the broader business sustainability perspective.


Light refreshments shall be served at 5:30pm for a 6pm start. Register now to ensure you do not miss out on this event

CPD Hours

This session is worth up to 1.5 Engineers Australia CPD Hours.



EESA National Conference Information 

The Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA) is hosting the National Electric Energy Conference 2017 (EECON 2017) at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on 22 & 23 November 2017.
Call for abstracts and registrations are now open. For more information please visit

Event Details

Event Status



Tue 16 May 2017 - 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm



Registration Closes

Tue 16 May 2017 - 5:30 pm


Engineers Australia Victoria
Level 31, 600 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000



EA & EESA Member Rate: $10.00 ($9.09 excl. GST)
Society Member Rate: $40.00 ($36.36 excl. GST)
Student Member Rate: $10.00 ($9.09 excl. GST)
Non-Member Rate: $40.00 ($36.36 excl. GST)


Electrical Branch and Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA)

Maximum CPD Hours

1.5 hour(s)

Event Contact

Engineers Australia Member Services
1300 653 113