Welcome to the Brisbane Branch of the Australian Institute of Energy.
The Brisbane Branch aims to promote understanding and awareness of energy issues relevant for Queensland. The Branch welcomes new members from various disciplines across the energy sector.
The Branch holds regular evening seminars and special events throughout the year for members and guests. The evening seminars have a technical focus and may also include broader presentations on policy or other energy issues.
Membership of the AIE will give you access to a range of events at a discounted rate and the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals interested in energy.
The Branch runs special events throughout the year, which may include half-day symposiums, site visits, breakfasts or dinner seminars.
The Branch committee welcomes ideas for future technical meetings and events. For more information contact: email@example.com
Meetings by Other Organisations are also listed under Events
Brisbane - 9 July 2013
New Lens Scenarios - The Road to 2100
Speaker: Jack Barnes, Vice President, Shell Arrow
Shell has been well respected for Scenario planning for some 40 years. Such planning has enabled the organisation to be prepared and therefore navigate its way through the most difficult of world economic circumstances. The latest body of work “New Lens Scenarios – The Road to 2100, has recently been released and provide a detailed analysis of current trends and their likely trajectory into the future. This dives into the implications for the pace of global economic development, the types of energy we use to power our lives and the growth in greenhouse gas emissions. The scenarios also highlight areas of public policy likely to have the greatest influence on the development of cleaner fuels, improvements in energy efficiency and on moderating greenhouse gas emissions.
Jack Barnes arrived in Brisbane in January 2013 from The Hague, where he was a senior advisor in Shell’s corporate strategy team. In this role he helped to formulate long-term strategic growth options, analyse medium- to long-term energy trends and develop Shell scenarios. During the past two years, he also worked closely with the Development and Research Centre of the State Council in China on its long term energy trends and energy policy.
Jack is now is GM Arrow, Shell’s
shareholder representation for the Arrow Coal Seam Gas Joint Venture
with CNPC in Queensland. He has nearly twenty years experience in the
oil and gas industry and has worked in a variety of commercial,
technical and operational roles in Shell in the Netherlands, Norway and
Brisbane - 15 July 2013
Nuclear Energy - The Implications For Australia
Hosted by Innovation Subcommittee | Co-hosted by IEEE & Australian Inst. of Energy (AIE)
Nuclear Energy is a very current – and highly controversial – topic of discussion, as Australia endeavors to transition from a fossil fuel dependent to a lower carbon economy, consistent with the targets set for reducing CO₂ emissions.
Nuclear energy promoted as a ‘clean energy’ solution, is being considered as part of the future stationary energy mix. It is a highly complex process requiring exacting controls.
This event provides an excellent opportunity to hear from two highly credentialed speakers on the advantages and disadvantages of proceeding along the nuclear energy path, including aspects related to technology innovation, fuel supply, energy security, risks, safety, sustainability, and long term radioactive waste storage.
Each speaker will present for 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A session of 30 minutes (moderated by AIE).
Tony Irwin has extensive experience in nuclear power which includes 30 years commissioning and operating 8 nuclear power plants in the UK; regulatory interaction, safety culture, and training in nuclear technology. He worked with Russian engineers to improve safety following the Chernobyl accident, and more recently managed the Lucas Heights OPAL Reactor. He is Chair of Engineers Australia Nuclear Engineering Panel.
Ian Lowe has been recognised for decades as a leading climate change scientist. His contributions to environmental science won him a Centenary Medal, the Eureka Prize for promotion of science, the Prime Minister’s Environment Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement, the Queensland Premier’s Millennium Award for Excellence in Science, and the University of NSW Alumni Award for achievement in science.
10th Australian Coal Science Conference
Solutions for Industry
The Australian Institute of Energy is hosting the 10th Australian Coal Science Conference in Brisbane on 18-19 November this year. This event aims to bring together researchers and industry at a time when perhaps coal science is needed more than ever. With a downturn in the mining sector, increased pressure for clean technology and the emergence of the coal seam gas industry, the event should provide a lively platform for debate.
Please note that abstracts for papers is now invited and registration for the conference is open. More information is available at the website www.coalscience2013.com.