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Renewable Energy Strategy

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on April 27th, 2010

A monthly discussion group hosted by Beyond Zero Emissions focusing on energy solutions to climate change, held on the first Monday of every month.

May’s guest speaker: Hans-Josef Fell

Hans-Josef Fell is a Green party member of German Parliament who has been one of the driving forces behind establishing the German renewable energy Feed-in-tariff. He drafted the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG in German), and its subsequent amendments, which has led to a dramatic rise in the development and implementation of renewables such as wind and solar power within Germany.  The EEG has since provided a model for other countries pursuing renewable energy and emissions reductions. For his efforts he has been awarded numerous environmental and industry prizes in Germany.

Hans-Josef Fell has also founded the Energy Watch Group an association of independent researchers and economics experts who are in the process of developing sustainable concepts to secure our global energy supply. Energy Watch Group research concluded that the world had passed global Peak Oil several years ago.

Mr Fell will be discussing his advocacy, lobbying and policy work, with a focus on the development of his new climate change strategy. Hans-Josef Fell will be appearing via Skype. Special thanks to University of Melbourne, Office of Environmental Programs for supporting us in bringing you this event.

Date: 6.30pm, Monday 3 May 2010
Event location: Sunderland Theatre, MEDICAL BUILDING-Rm:C216-Flr:2, University of Melbourne.

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