VCTF Seminar series: How energy and industry precincts can drive economic growth and support decarbonisation

VCTF Seminar series: How energy and industry precincts can drive economic growth and support decarbonisation

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The aluminium smelting industry in Australia consumes more electricity than any other industry and it is failing.  The key to international competitiveness is electricity pricing, which accounts for around one third of the cost of making aluminium.  Australia’s main smelters can become competitive if large scale renewable energy capacity can be developed and firmed electricity delivered to the smelters at internationally competitive prices.  This webinar discusses how that can be done and why it is important to take a precinct approach to addressing heavy industry energy supply.

This webinar is the final in our series on industrial demand response, co-hosted by the Energy Transition Hub and sponsored by the Victorian Clean Technology Fund. 

Event Location: 
Online event

Clark Butler is an IEEFA contributor, and a corporate adviser with a background in the technology and finance sectors. In addition to being a director of and investor in technology and data companies, he is exploring technology and financing solutions to encourage investment in renewable energy solutions.  Clark has written reports for IEEFA on the US and Austalia renewable power purchase agreement markets, the transition of Shell and Total to renewable energy and decarbonising aluminium and other heavy industry in the Hunter Region and Gladstone.

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