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Conference to discuss energy economics in a post-Kyoto world

Media release

This month, more than 200 economists, academics and key industry figures from 30 countries will gather in Perth for the International Association for Energy Economics’ (IAEE) 35th Annual International Conference.

Hosted by Curtin University’s Centre for Research in Energy and Minerals Economics, the theme for this year’s conference is Energy markets evolution under global carbon constraints: assessing Kyoto and looking forward.

Guest speakers include Richard Jones, Deputy Executive Director from the International Energy Agency; Dr Paul Appleby, Head of Energy Economics, BP; and the Honourable Norman Moore, Minister for Mines and Petroleum in Western Australia.

Curtin’s Professor of Energy Economics Ron Ripple said this conference was an opportunity to address what effect the Kyoto Protocol had on energy markets while taking into account other market forces that have been at play.

“This international conference will take place one week before Australia’s carbon tax comes into effect,” Professor Ripple said.

“This is an opportune time to explore where we are heading, not only here in Australia, but also internationally with the transition of our energy technologies and markets.

“As we near the end of the Kyoto Protocol, we want to examine the impact Kyoto had on international energy markets and where we go from here.

“This event will share industry, government and academic perspectives on what we can reasonably expect for the near future.”

Topics discussed at the conference will include risks in energy markets, issues with renewable energies, energy modelling, the impacts of carbon pricing and nuclear energy post-Fukushima.

Visit www.iaeeperth2012.org for more information and registrations.

DETAILS:  
35th Annual IAEE International Conference
Energy markets evolution under global carbon constraints: assessing Kyoto and looking forward.

Date:   24 – 27 June, 2012
Venue:  Perth Exhibition Convention Centre
Registration:  www.iaeeperth2012.org

Contact:
Gracie Daniel, Public Relations Consultant, Curtin University
Tel: 08 9266 3353, Email: gracie.daniel@curtin.edu.au