Wednesday November 29 

7 pm for 7.30 pm

Guide Hall – Faversham Rd


Busting the Baseload Myth
Can the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) be Made to Work?

We hear a great deal about the need for “baseload power” but what does that mean and why do we need it? How does it differ from dispatchable power? What do we really know about the National Energy Guarantee? Can it be made to work effectively to reduce emissions or is it a ruse created to appease the right rump of the Liberal Party? 

Ric Brazzale and Mick Nolan will cut through the spin and help us to understand these essential concepts and the latest energy policy acrobatics. 

Ric Brazzale is Chairman of the Green Energy Group and has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy sector.
The Green Energy Group comprises Green Energy Trading (GET) and Green Energy Markets (GEM). GET is one of the largest environmental certificate creators in Australia and is active across renewable energy and energy efficiency markets. GEM is a dynamic research and advisory business with a focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing renewable energy and distributed generation, and improving energy efficiency
Prior to establishing the Green Energy Group in 2007, Ric headed the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), now the Clean Energy Council, a leading advocate for renewable energy and energy efficiency markets in Australia. Before this, Ric worked in a number of business development and finance roles with Fletcher Challenge Energy, John Holland and Woodside Petroleum.
Ric is President of the REC Agents Association and a Director of the Energy Efficiency Certificate Creators Association.

Mick Nolan is currently the National Engineering & Facilities Manager at Swire Cold storage. This includes responsibility for energy opex and in recent times a new Energy Efficiency role has been created to support energy efficiency. 

Prior to working at Swire, he worked in a number of  food manufacturers in project roles, and engineering roles, over 25 years, including Cadbury, Kraft and Patties Foods. He is in the process of completing a Masters in Environment and Planning at RMIT.

Come join us 

And in our second half, there will be more about our actions and plans 
and ways for you to join in.

Please join us from 7 pm for ‘meet and greet’ with food and drinks, and a 7.30 pm start. 
We ask for a small donation to help cover costs.
Any issues to discuss, call Lynn 0425 843 685