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Detailed Program

 

MONDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2010

 

8.30AM

 Registration and Tea/Coffee

 

9AM

Conference Opening and Welcome

-
Matthew Zagor, Deputy Director, ANU Centre for European Studies

- Dr. James Prest, ANU Centre for Climate Law and Chair of Conference Organising Committee

- Herr Thorsten Eisingerich, Deputy Head of Mission, Austrian Embassy

 

 

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

 

9.15AM

Prof. Dr. Volkmar Lauber, Professor of Comparative Politics, Univ. of Salzburg, Austria

European experiences with Feed-in Tariff and Tradeable Green Certificate schemes: economics, policy and politics

10.30

Morning Tea/ Coffee

 

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY LAW & POLICY AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL

 

11.00

Prof. Adrian Bradbrook, Law School, University of Adelaide

Overcoming the Legal and Policy Impediments Hindering the Rapid Deployment of Solar and Wind Energy

11.30

Mr. Greg Buckman, Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU & Assoc. Prof. Mark Diesendorf, Dep. Director, Institute of Environmental Studies,  University of NSW, Sydney

Design limitations in Australian renewable energy policies

12.00

Hugh Saddler, Adjunct Professor at the ANU Crawford School and the Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU

Reducing the emissions intensity of electricity supply: implementation of Australia's expanded Mandatory Renewable Energy Target

12.30 -1.30

Lunch

 

 

SOLAR - PLENARY

 

1.30

 Wayne Smith, Director, Clean Energy Services  

 Driving Investment in Large-Scale Solar in Australia

2.00

Mr. Andrew  Macintosh, Associate Director, Centre for Climate Law and Policy, ANU College of Law

Searching for public benefits in solar subsidies: A case study on the Australian Government’s residential photovoltaic rebate program

2.30

Dr James Prest, Lecturer, Centre for Climate Law and Policy, ANU College of Law

Why is Australia Thinking Small ? Feed-in Tariff Caps and Limits in Australia

3.00

Dr. Andreas Luzzi, General Manager, Applied Energy Research Pty Ltd

 Policy needs from a Renewable Energy Industrialist's point of view; Do policy

makers really know the true status and dynamics of the renewable energy markets?

3.30 -4.00

Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break

 

4.00 – 5.00

PLENARY DISCUSSION – LAW AND POLICY TO ADVANCE SOLAR ENERGY

·        Volkmar Lauber

·        Andreas Luzzi

·        Andrew  Macintosh

·        James Prest

·        Tom Faunce (by video pre-record)

·        Wayne Smith

·        Miguel Mendonca (by video pre-record, TBC)


 

 


 

TUESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2010

 

 

WIND ENERGY

 

9AM

Prof. Frede Hvelplund,  Department of Development and Planning, University of Aalborg, Denmark         

 Green or Black Wind Power: Towards monopoly and lack of democracy

9.30

Dr Alex Wawryk, Senior Lecturer, Law School, University of Adelaide

Planning for Offshore Wind Energy in South Australia: A Comparative Review with the United Kingdom

10.00

Mr. Dermot Duncan, Special Counsel, Crisp Legal, Sydney

Legal and Finance Barriers to Small and Medium Scale Renewable Energy Projects in Australia; A Lawyer's perspective of the drivers and barriers to successful projects - with an analysis of the Australian, UK and US positions

10.30-11

Morning Tea/ Coffee

 

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE EMERGING WORLD

 

11.00

A. Prof. Benjamin Sovacool, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore

Best Practices for Promoting Renewable Energy in Developed and Developing Countries

 

11.30

 Mr. Anton Vikstrom, Manager, International Projects Group,

Alternative Technology Association

 Renewable Energy Policy for the Developing World: East Timor Case Study

12.00

Prof.  Steven Ferrey, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, USA

 

A workable model for renewable energy in developing countries (By Video-pre-record)

12.30

Hao Zhang, PhD Candidate, Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Market Mechanisms and Low Carbon Strategy in China: the role of Renewable Energy Law and Energy Saving Law in Advancing Renewable Energy Technologies

1.00-1.30

Lunch

 

 

ELECTRICITY NETWORK LAW & POLICY

 

1.30

Prof. Rosemary Lyster, Director of the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law, Law School, Univ. of Sydney

Smart Grids and their interface with renewable energy technologies

2.00

Anne Kallies. PhD Candidate, Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Legal barriers to renewable energy development - Institutional and regulatory design of the Australian Electricity Market

 

2.30-3.00

Tea/Coffee

 

 

INNOVATION AND RENEWABLE ENERGY LAW & POLICY

 

3.00

Pablo del Rio Gonzales, Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid      

Analysing the Innovation Effects of Support Schemes for Renewable Energy (by video pre-record) 

3.30

Dr Matthew Rimmer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Director of Research, ANU College of Law, ANU

Intellectual Property and Climate Change: Inventing Clean Technologies

4.00 – 4.30

Panel discussion and conference close