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In Episode 53 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Ruud Kempener from the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy. Luke and Ruud discuss the European Union’s ambition to cut its emissions by at leas
In Episode 52 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Alison Reeve, Deputy Program Director of the Energy and Climate Program at Grattan Institute to unpack their new report Towards net zero: Practical policies to
In Episode 51 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Tennant Reed, Head of Climate, Energy and Environment Policy at Australian Industry Group to discuss their recent paper on the EU’s proposed Carbon Border Adjus
In Episode 50 of First Fuel, Efficiency Canada’s Executive Director, Corey Diamond, is joined by Luke Menzel, CEO of the Energy Efficiency Council, Australia’s peak body for energy efficiency, energy management and demand response. Luke and Cor
In Episode 49 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by John Connor, CEO of the Carbon Market Institute. Luke and John unpack this week’s blockbuster report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the big
In Episode 48 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Frankie Muskovic, National Policy Manager for Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at the Property Council of Australia. Luke and Frankie discuss corporate net
In Episode 47 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Heidi Lee, CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions, an independent think tank focused on creating solutions for a prosperous net zero Australia. Luke and Heidi discuss BZE
In Episode 46 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by QUT’s Associate Professor Wendy Miller, one of Australia’s leading researchers on the intersection between the built environment and our rapidly transforming en
In Episode 45 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Lauren Solomon, CEO of the Consumer Policy Research Centre, an independent think-tank focused on how markets can be designed to deliver better outcomes for cons
In Episode 44 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Corey Diamond, Executive Director at Efficiency Canada, Canada's national voice for an energy efficient economy. Luke and Corey discuss the drivers for energy e
In Episode 43 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Jarrod Leak, CEO of the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity. Luke and Jarrod begin by discussing his transition from an executive role in the private se
In Episode 42 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Alyssa Fischer, an energy policy analyst specialising in energy efficiency at the International Energy Agency.  Luke and Alyssa discuss her recent op-ed on the
In Episode 41 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Dian Grueneich, Precourt Energy Scholar with Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy. Luke and Dian discuss the detail of the Biden Administration's
In Episode 40 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Katie McKenzie. Katie is President of the Australian Institute of Energy, Managing Director of Macht Consulting and has just concluded four years as Principal P
In Episode 39 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Bridgette Carter, Manager, Energy Sourcing & Utilisation at BlueScope and Deputy Chair of the Energy Users Association of Australia. Luke and Bridgette discuss
In Episode 38 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by social entrepreneur, broadcaster and philanthropist Jon Dee, RE100’s Australia coordinator and co-founder of Planet Ark. Luke and Jon discuss the origins of his
In Episode 37 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Alison Rowe, who has just stepped down after five years as CEO of Australian Energy Foundation (AEF). Luke and Alison discuss AEF’s origins as the Moreland Ener
In Episode 36 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Damien Moyse, who this week stepped down from his role as Renew’s Policy and Research Manager after twelve years. Luke and Damien discuss Renew’s unique researc
In Episode 35 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by two guests: Francesca Muskovic, National Policy Manager for Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at the Property Council of Australia, and Tennant Reed, Head o
In Episode 34 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Jeremy Sung, an energy policy analyst specialising in energy efficiency at the International Energy Agency (IEA). Luke and Jeremy discuss Energy Efficiency 2020
In Episode 33 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Connie Hedegaard, Former European Commissioner for Climate Action. Luke and Connie discuss growing global momentum for ambitious action on climate change, and t
In Episode 32 of First Fuel, we bring you a special ‘Sundowner session’ direct from last week’s National Energy Efficiency Conference. Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel and Independent MP for Warringah, Zali Steggall OAM, catch up for a
In Episode 31 of First Fuel, we bring you a special ‘Sundowner session’ direct from this week’s National Energy Efficiency Conference. Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel and Labor Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy Mark Butler
In Episode 30 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Kellie Caught, Senior Adviser, Climate & Energy at the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and Nick Aberle, Campaigns Manager at Environment Victoria.
In Episode 29 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by two guests: Francesca Muskovic, National Policy Manager for Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at the Property Council of Australia, and Tennant Reed, Head o
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