A new programme run by ANU and supported by the ACT government brings leading international energy experts to Canberra. Taking the concept of “artist-in-residence” as inspiration, the energy expert-in-residence scheme brings people at the top of their field to Canberra to live in the Australian Capital Territory for a short period of time.
It will give Canberra’s renewable energy community in research, government and industry access to latest international thinking and practice. It also holds the promise of establishing lasting international connections.
The first expert-in-residence is Andreas Loeschel, Professor of microeconomics and energy at Muenster University, Germany, and chair of Germany’s expert commission for the monitoring of the energy transition. He is one of Europe’s leading thinkers and analysts on energy economics and policy, and advises governments and businesses. Prof Loeschel is a co-director of the Australian-German Energy Transition Hub. During his extended stay in Canberra he spoke at a forum at the ACT Renewables Innovation Hub and various other ANU convened events and briefings. Several bilateral collaborations on energy transition are underway.
The ACT government supports the scheme financially through the Renewable Energy Innovation Fund, additional funding is provided through ANU based grants. The program is run by the Centre for Climate and Energy Policy at ANU Crawford School in collaboration with the ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate.