27 episodes

Hosted by Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel, First Fuel brings you the latest perspectives on energy efficiency, energy management and demand response from Australia and around the world.

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Hosted by Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel, First Fuel brings you the latest perspectives on energy efficiency, energy management and demand response from Australia and around the world.

    26: Business panel – Navigating a dynamic energy landscape

    26: Business panel – Navigating a dynamic energy landscape

    In Episode 26 of First Fuel, we bring you a panel discussion from the launch of the third edition of the Energy Efficiency Council’s annual energy briefing for Australian businesses, Navigating a dynamic energy landscape.

    Luke is joined by Bridgette Carter, Manager of Energy Sourcing & Utilisation at BlueScope Steel, Justin Merrell, Group Environment Director at Lion, Christina Tonkin, Managing Director of Corporate Finance for Institutional Banking at ANZ and Tony Wood, Energy Program Director at the Grattan Institute to discuss how businesses can manage risks and capture opportunities around energy and carbon in the midst of COVID-19.



    Mentioned in this episode:

    Navigating a dynamic energy landscape: A briefing for Australian businesses (Energy Efficiency Council)

    www.energybriefing.org.au



    Navigating a dynamic energy landscape: A briefing for Australian manufacturers (Energy Efficiency Council)

    https://www.energybriefing.org.au/sector-spotlights



    Lion becomes Australia’s first large-scale carbon neutral brewer

    https://www.lionco.com/media-centre/lion-is-first-carbon-neutral-brewer



    Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative (Climateworks Australia & Climate-KIC)

    https://energytransitionsinitiative.org



    Start with steel: A practical plan to support carbon workers and cut emissions (Grattan Institute)

    https://grattan.edu.au/report/start-with-steel/



    Connect with our guests:

    Find Christina at https://twitter.com/tonkinchristina

    Find Tony at https://twitter.com/tony_r_wood



    Connect with us:

    Find Luke at https://twitter.com/lukemenzel

    Find out more about the Energy Efficiency Council at www.eec.org.au

    Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EECouncil

    Email us at firstfuel@eec.org.au

    To find out how you can listen to an upcoming episode of First Fuel live, visit www.eec.org.au/podcasts

    • 1 hr 17 min
    25: Building coalitions with Frankie Muskovic

    25: Building coalitions with Frankie Muskovic

    In Episode 25 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Francesca Muskovic, National Policy Manager for Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at the Property Council of Australia and Stakeholder Chair of the Steering Committee for the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS).

    Luke and Frankie discuss her early aspirations to get into Formula 1, the energy efficiency announcements in last week’s Federal budget, and the role of gas in the property sector’s transition to net zero.



    Mentioned in this episode:

    NABERS Annual Report 2019/20

    https://nabers.info/annual-report/2019-2020/major-achievements/



    Low Carbon, High Performance (Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council)

    https://www.asbec.asn.au/research-items/low-carbon-high-performance-report/



    Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings (Australian Government)

    https://www.energy.gov.au/government-priorities/energy-productivity-and-energy-efficiency/trajectory-low-energy-buildings



    Energy efficiency announcements in Federal budget (Energy Efficiency Council)

    https://energyefficiencycouncil.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/i/E1240017511676C02540EF23F30FEDED/073AF3405309D5198BD4C707EBCCB890



    GPT fast tracks net zero target by six years

    https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/innovation/commercial/gpt-fast-tracks-net-zero-target-by-six-years/



    Connect with our guests:

    Find Frankie at https://twitter.com/FrankieMuskovic



    Connect with us:

    Find Luke at https://twitter.com/lukemenzel

    Find out more about the Energy Efficiency Council at www.eec.org.au

    Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EECouncil

    Email us at firstfuel@eec.org.au

    To find out how you can listen to an upcoming episode of First Fuel live, visit www.eec.org.au/podcasts

    • 52 min
    24: Energy panel – Accelerating a green recovery

    24: Energy panel – Accelerating a green recovery

    In Episode 24 of First Fuel, we bring you a panel discussion from the joint opening plenary of All-Energy Australia and Energy Efficiency Expo hosted by Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel on the eve of the 2020 Federal Budget.

    Luke is joined by Anna Skarbek from ClimateWorks Australia, Amanda McKenzie from the Climate Council, Eytan Lenko from Beyond Zero Emissions, Ian Learmonth from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Kane Thornton from the Clean Energy Council to discuss how we can accelerate a clean economic recovery in Australia.



    Mentioned in this episode:

    Special Report on Sustainable Recovery (IEA and IMF)

    https://www.iea.org/reports/sustainable-recovery



    Stimulus spending by nation (Carbon brief)

    https://www.carbonbrief.org/coronavirus-tracking-how-the-worlds-green-recovery-plans-aim-to-cut-emissions



    Decarbonisation Futures (ClimateWorks Australia)

    https://www.climateworksaustralia.org/resource/decarbonisation-futures-solutions-actions-and-benchmarks-for-a-net-zero-emissions-australia/



    Clean Jobs Plan (Climate Council)

    https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/clean-jobs-plan/



    Million Jobs Plan (Beyond Zero Emissions)

    https://millionjobs.org.au



    A Clean Recovery (Clean Energy Council)

    https://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/advocacy-initiatives/a-clean-recovery



    To register for upcoming virtual sessions as part of All-Energy Australia and Energy Efficiency Expo visit:

    All-Energy Australia

    all-energy.com.au



    Energy Efficiency Expo

    energyefficiencyexpo.com.au



    Connect with our guests:

    Find Amanda McKenzie at https://twitter.com/@McKenzieAmanda

    Find Anna Skarbek at https://twitter.com/Anna_Skarbek

    Find Eytan Lenko at https://twitter.com/eytanlenko

    Find Ian Learmonth at https://twitter.com/ilearmonth

    Fina Kane Thornton at https://twitter.com/kanethornton



    Connect with us:

    Find Luke at https://twitter.com/lukemenzel

    Find out more about the Energy Efficiency Council at www.eec.org.au

    Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EECouncil

    Email us at firstfuel@eec.org.au

    To find out how you can listen to an upcoming episode of First Fuel live, visit www.eec.org.au/podcasts

    • 1 hr 1 min
    23: Energy, emissions and economic recovery with Tony Wood

    23: Energy, emissions and economic recovery with Tony Wood

    In Episode 23 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Tony Wood, one of Australia’s leading energy commentators and Director of the Grattan Institute’s Energy Program. 

    Luke and Tony discuss the Australian Government’s First Low Emissions Technology Statement, ARENA's expanded remit and the $1.6 billion of funding that has been allocated to deliver it, and the prospects for a 'gas-led' economic recovery.



    Mentioned in this episode:

    War-weary of energy warriors should find good in Fed Govt proposals (Tony Wood op-ed)

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2020/09/23/renewable-energy-australia/



    Technology Investment Roadmap: First Low Emissions Technology Statement 2020 (Australian Government)

    https://www.industry.gov.au/data-and-publications/technology-investment-roadmap-first-low-emissions-technology-statement-2020



    Start with steel: A practical plan to support carbon workers and cut emissions (Grattan Institute)

    https://grattan.edu.au/report/start-with-steel/



    Media release: Investment in new energy technologies (Prime Minister of Australia)

    https://www.pm.gov.au/media/investment-new-energy-technologies



    Media release: Ensuring affordable, reliable and secure energy supply (Prime Minister of Australia)

    https://www.pm.gov.au/media/ensuring-affordable-reliable-and-secure-electricity-supply



    Media release: Gas-fired recovery (Prime Minister of Australia)

    https://www.pm.gov.au/media/gas-fired-recovery



    Post pandemic policy: Climate and energy (Ai Group)

    https://www.aigroup.com.au/policy-and-research/policy-papers/climate-energy/



    Connect with our guests:

    Find Tony at https://twitter.com/tony_r_wood



    Connect with us:

    Find Luke at https://twitter.com/lukemenzel

    Find out more about the Energy Efficiency Council at www.eec.org.au

    Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EECouncil

    Email us at firstfuel@eec.org.au

    To find out how you can listen to an upcoming episode of First Fuel live, visit www.eec.org.au/podcasts

    • 51 min
    22: Presidents and policies with Steve Nadel

    22: Presidents and policies with Steve Nadel

    In Episode 22 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Steven Nadel, Executive Director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Luke and Steve discuss US Government’s approach to energy efficiency under different Presidents, action on energy efficiency at the state and federal level under President Trump, and the Biden campaign’s plan to put energy efficiency at the heart of a green recovery.



    Mentioned in this episode:

    The International Energy Efficiency Scorecard (ACEEE)

    https://www.aceee.org/portal/national-policy/international-scorecard



    2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard (ACEEE)

    https://www.aceee.org/research-report/u1908



    Growing a Greener Economy: Job and Climate Impacts from Energy Efficiency Investments (ACEEE)

    https://www.aceee.org/white-paper/2020/09/growing-greener-economy-job-and-climate-impacts-energy-efficiency-investments



    Halfway There: Energy Efficiency Can Cut Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Half by 2050 (ACEEE)

    https://www.aceee.org/fact-sheet/halfway-there



    National Energy Efficiency Conference 2020 (EEC)

    https://www.eec.org.au/neec20/program



    Connect with our guests:

    Find the ACEEE at https://twitter.com/ACEEEdc



    Connect with us:

    Find Luke at https://twitter.com/lukemenzel

    Find out more about the Energy Efficiency Council at www.eec.org.au

    Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EECouncil

    Email us at firstfuel@eec.org.au

    To find out how you can listen to an upcoming episode of First Fuel live, visit www.eec.org.au/podcasts

    • 44 min
    21: Dynamic systems with Edith Bayer

    21: Dynamic systems with Edith Bayer

    In Episode 21 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Edith Bayer, an energy policy analyst specialising in energy efficiency at the International Energy Agency.

    Luke and Edith discuss her recent article on utility-funded energy efficiency programs,  their role in economic recovery post COVID-19, and how they are evolving to enable dynamic, 21st century electricity systems.



    Mentioned in this episode:

    Paving the way to recovery with utility-funded energy efficiency (International Energy Agency)

    https://www.iea.org/articles/paving-the-way-to-recovery-with-utility-funded-energy-efficiency



    Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 (International Energy Agency)

    https://www.iea.org/reports/energy-technology-perspectives-2020



    Sustainable Recovery Report (International Energy Agency and International Monetary Fund)

    https://www.iea.org/reports/sustainable-recovery



    First Fuel live recording: The future of energy efficiency in the United Stated with Steve Nadel

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KedQxBsSRz-4PjkS_h9INA



    Connect with our guests:

    Find Edith at https://twitter.com/edithmbayer



    Connect with us:

    Find Luke at https://twitter.com/lukemenzel

    Find out more about the Energy Efficiency Council at www.eec.org.au

    Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EECouncil

    Email us at firstfuel@eec.org.au

    To find out how you can listen to an upcoming episode of First Fuel live, visit www.eec.org.au/podcasts

    • 1 hr 3 min

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