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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings by Other Organisations are also listed under Events
Brisbane - 15 July 2013
Nuclear Energy - The Implications For
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
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
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
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.
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