Sometimes society needs a shake-up, wake-up call, and this was hammered home following the invasion of Ukraine which sent energy markets into a spin. Clearly dependency on oil and gas produced by a war-mongering nation is neither smart nor sustainable. Devilishly dumb in fact and while 2022 was a year of massive change, the tides seem to be finally changing as we enter an era of hope and optimism for renewable energy and positive climate policy.
2023 is the year we do the heavy lifting to implement at every scale and we have to make up for a lost decade of inaction and delay. We must do much more to achieve a lower carbon footprint through low emissions vehicles, smart choices in energy-efficient appliances, the electrification of homes and workplaces, and programs to support solar, wind and storage technologies. Governments (state, territory and federal) are finally working together to plan and implement the zero-carbon energy future Australia deserves, through coordinated smart energy policies, planned and funded renewable energy build outs, and a vision for a zero carbon energy export industry.
For Queensland, the Smart Energy business is booming. The state is on the cusp of a major build out of renewables, storage, EV’s and more. The opportunity for massive growth and transition in the smart energy sector is ripe for the taking.
“Investments in renewable energy can drive the growth that we need to move our state forward… the energy transformation of our state is the biggest opportunity any of us will see in a generation,” Mick di Brenni, Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen said.
Smart Energy Queensland 2023
Smart Energy Council is absolutely committed to this wonderful industry, and the Smart Energy Queensland Conference and Exhibition will once again provide our community with a chance to connect, learn and share information (as well as see the latest products) over this fantastic one-day event.
Australia’s premier solar, storage and smart energy event is returning to the sunny state this September 2023 bigger and better than ever. Smart Energy Queensland welcomes everyone with a stake in the renewable energy industry to join in this free-to-attend one day event happening on Tuesday 5 September at the RICC, Brisbane.
We believe sharing knowledge is key to our successful transition to a greener, cleaner future. Smart Energy Queensland will proudly present a top line-up of expert speakers: industrial and technical specialists, project developers, financiers and key policy makers, market analysts and advisors, across two conference streams. Learn about: Queensland’s transition plan, key elements for Queensland, renewable hydrogen, Queensland’s smart transport transition, manufacturing in Queensland & much more. CPD points will also be available.
The event will provide many opportunities for networking – mix with new and old colleagues during and after conference sessions in a convivial setting.
Register today and share with your networks
We invite you to be a part of powering progress in the smart energy sector in Queensland, and we believe that only if we work all together, Australia will succeed in transitioning into a renewable energy superpower.
For more information and to register head over to smartenergyexpo.org.au/qld
Energy Magazine is a Media Partner of the Smart Energy Queensland Conference and Exhibition 2023