From the 13th to 15th of February 2016, solar experts and supporters from around the nation will gather in Brisbane for Solar Supercharge; a national action summit focused on Australia’s clean energy future.
To be held at the Queensland University of Technology, the event will plan for the 2016 election and mark the start of an ambitious national campaign to advance clean energy in Australia.
Each day leading experts will talk on clean energy topics, plus there’ll be workshops and “master classes”, strategic election planning and an as yet unannounced public action designed to capture the attention of the media and Australian public.
Among the speakers at Solar Supercharge are Claire O’Rourke; National Director of Solar Citizens, Simon Hackett; Executive Chairman of local energy storage company Redflow, Dr Stephen Bygrave; chief executive officer of Beyond Zero Emissions and Paul Oosting; the National Director of the 800,000 member-strong grassroots activist group GetUp!
A political forum will also be held during the event with Mark Butler (Shadow Minister for the Environment and Climate Change), Larissa Waters (Greens Senator) and Glenn Lazarus (Independent Senator) in attendance. Greg Hunt (Minister for the Environment) has also been invited but is yet to confirm.
“Solar Supercharge will be the spark that kicks off the next phase of our grassroots, Australia-wide campaign to put solar and renewables at the top of the agenda in the lead-up to the 2016 election,” says Solar Citizens.
“So come and be part of something big. Solar Supercharge is the event for everyone who wants to advance a clean energy future for Australia. Whether you’re a long-time solar advocate, or a brand new Solar Citizen, we want to see you there!”
9am, February 13 – February 15, 2016
Queensland University of Technology
2 George St, Brisbane, QLD
Solar Citizens is an independent community based organisation working to protect and grow solar in Australia; advocating for solar owners and those wishing to go solar. Officially launched in May 2013 with the assistance of sponsors including Energy Matters, the organisation has grown quickly and been at the forefront of many campaigns. Solar Citizens membership is free and members don’t need to have installed solar to join.