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Future of Energy: What will our energy future look like

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4-12 Buckland Street

Chippendale, NSW 2008

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As our planet grows in people and our technology grows in power, there is no doubt that our consumption of energy will continue to increase. Today our energy consumption is higher than it has ever been before.

We know energy will play an important role in our future, and it’s the choices we make today, that will impact the next generation and their lives on our planet.

Renewable energy such as solar, wind and hydro, provide a cleaner and more sustainable energy than fossil fuels. But the question remains: in the future, will these power sources be capable of supplying energy for all our technological needs?

Join us as we discuss the topic of energy with an all star lineup of innovators in the energy space

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Anne Foster

Investor & Director in Global Clean Energy, Energy Storage, & Infrastructure Ventures

Anne is an investment manager, Director and entrepreneur specialising in clean energy infrastructure, technologies, battery storage and the changing global focus on ESG and sustainability in businesses around the world. She has worked on the investment, growth and management of over $2 billion in new-technology battery storage, renewable energy infrastructure, clean technology and water resources. She has worked across the US, Europe and Australia advising and working with Fortune 500 companies to startups and NGOs – from BHP Billiton, Shell, BMW to the United Nations and the world’s largest cleantech funds. In 2017 she was selected to represent Australia at the Oxford University SKOLL World Forum and advise TedX in Australia. She has spoken globally on issues and changes in energy, the Renewable Energy World Conference and European Renewable Energy Project Finance Conference in London and Germany.


Matt Edwards

Commercial Silicon Solar Cells and Modules, and Photovoltaic Tech Transfer Manager at UNSW

Dr. Matt Edwards has managed solar power technology transfer at UNSW since 2008, with pilot line transfers to REC, Roth & Rau, Suntech, LG and Hyundai. He has been a solar research scientist since 2003. In 2016, he launched BlueVolt, a company devoted to enabling solar power everywhere. He also runs a successful drone photography and travel website, Lost Scientist.


Jackie McKeon

‎Renewable Technologies Manager at WWF

Jackie McKeon is Renewable Technologies Manager in the Low Carbon Futures team at WWF-Australia, where she works with corporates to improve their sustainability credentials and purchasing renewable energy.

Previously, Jackie worked on commercial-scale residential solar projects, and was Senior Development Manager at UrbanGrowth NSW, where she managed and developed new sustainability standards for major urban transformation projects in Sydney, following a similar role at Stockland. Prior to this, Jackie was an urban development consultant on community and environmental projects.

Jackie recently graduated with an MBA (Technology) at the University of New South Wales focused on renewables and sustainability, and prior to this completed a Bachelor of Science (Environmental) at UTS. Jackie is also Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia accredited.

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