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ANU Energy Change Institute and the Embassy of Switzerland present

Creating energy efficient cities in Switzerland and Australia



22nd February 2016


Molongolo Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing, ANU, Acton ACT 2601


Roland Stulz, Co-Founder and Ambassador of the 2000 Watt Society, Novatlantis
Jon Sibley, Director of Energy and Waste Policy at the ACT's Environment and Planning Directorate
Martina Blum, Energy Officer, City of Zurich
Dr Michael Smith, ANU Energy Change Institute
Dr Andreas Luzzi, CEO Laros Technologies



A panel of experts from Switzerland and Australia will discuss, compare and contrast opportunities for energy innovation across various urban centres, followed by informal discussion over drinks and finger food.

Ten years ago, a vision of a ‘2000-Watt Society’ was developed at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland. Energy consumption is limited to a maximum of 2000 watts per person and at least 75 per cent of energy needs are met using renewable energy, meaning that only one tonne of greenhouse gas is given off per capita per year. Swiss energy efficiency experts, Roland Stultz, Martina Blum and Andreas Luzzi, will discuss how this vision can be achieved.

In Australia, the ACT government is committed to reaching a 90 per cent renewable energy target and a 40 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2020. Jon Sibley, Director of Energy and Waste Policy at the ACT’s Environment and Planning Directorate, will outline their next generation renewables strategy incorporating an innovative pilot program of distributed energy storage. Dr Mike Smith of ANU Energy Change Institute will explore opportunities for energy efficiency in Australian cities.

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This event is co-hosted by the ANU Energy Change Institute and the Embassy of Switzerland.

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