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Green Energy Conference (GEC) 2023

Macquarie Group’s GEC event series brings together leaders in industry, finance and policy to discuss the challenges, opportunities and progress in the global transition to net zero.

This global event series builds on and enhances Macquarie’s broader climate engagement activity. In 2023, the focus is on the role of partnerships in overcoming complex decarbonisation and energy security challenges and scaling up emerging climate technologies, identifying opportunities in the energy transition and sharing lessons across different parts of the world.

Events took place in London, New York and Sydney, and playback of many of the sessions is available on our YouTube playlist.

GEC23 - Sydney

Lessons for Australia on accelerating the energy transition

Josef Tadich, Regional Manager (APAC) at Tesla Energy, discussed the Australian energy landscape, the outsized role for consumer energy resources in its energy transition, its role in the global battery supply chain, and Tesla’s approach to innovation and solving industry challenges.

GEC23 - New York

Decarbonising hard-to-abate industries

A panel comprising Richard L. Fruehauf, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer at US Steel, Jennifer Von Bismarck, CEO of Galway Sustainable Capital, and Jan Huckfeldt, Chief Commercial Officer at Climeworks, discuss the importance of scaling up partnerships to decarbonise hard-to-abate industries, and the early impacts of the US Inflation Reduction Act.

GEC23 - London


Discussions at GEC23 - London ranged in topic from delivering a rapid but orderly transition to securing clean technology supply chains, how policy can unlock private investment, and addressing skilled labour shortages.

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