Fired up for Rocky Mountain Institute & International Energy Centre

Singapore is in for a triple treat in November: National Environment Agency has invited Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute to talk on “Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era” in Singapore on 15 November, and the second chance to catch him is at the Global Leadership and Technology Exchange (GLTE).  Then, for the first time, the International Energy Centre is holdings its Asia Energy & Carbon Training Week 19-23 November. Read More

National Environment Agency (NEA) invitation:

National Environment Agency  is honoured to invite Mr Amory B Lovins, Cofounder, Chairman and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute, to give a talk on “Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era”. Mr Lovins is widely considered among the world’s leading authorities on energy—especially its efficient use and sustainable supply—and a fertile innovator in integrative design.

You and your colleagues are invited to hear from Mr Amory B Lovins how you can achieve better energy efficiency. Details of the seminar are as follows:

Date:               15 November 2012         Time:               9.30am to 11.00am

Venue:             MEWR Hall, Level 25 Environment Building, 40 Scotts Road Singapore 228231

Amory Lovins is also a speaker at the Global Leadership and Technology Exchange (GLTE)  which will meet in Singapore on 14-15 November 2012 to explore the theme “Engines of Growth: Innovative Cities in the Wider World”.

Already more than half the world’s population live in urban spaces and over the next 20 years that number will grow by some 600 million in China and India alone. Business leaders, policymakers and strategic thinkers will meet at GLTE Singapore to discuss the implications and opportunities surrounding our growing cities and the associated need for a new kind of growth that deals efficiently and sustainably with resources.

GLTE is a partnership created to help companies navigate the risks and opportunities of a resource-constrained economy. Through GLTE business leaders build their knowledge of the changing economic landscape, forge strategic networks and pursue practical collaborative projects. GLTE partners span a multitude of key industries and operate in virtually every country around the world.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

•Robert Viana Batista, Chairman, Petra Energia

•Harry Brekelmans, Executive Vice President for Russia and the Caspian Region, Royal Dutch Shell

•N. Chandrasekaran, CEO, Tata Consultancy Services

•Xavier Chen, President, Beijing Energy Club

•Kai Johan Jiang, Chairman and CEO, China State Power Group

•John Knight, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy & Business Development, Statoil

•Dr Amory Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

•Tan Chong Meng, Group Chief Executive Officer, PSA International

•Shyam Saran, Former Foreign Secretary of India

•Andreas Sohmen-Pao, CEO, BW Group

•Sunny Verghese, Group MD and CEO, Olam International

•Liu Zhenya, President and CEO, State Grid Corporation of China

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Announcement from the International Energy Centre (IEC):

Asian Energy & Carbon Training Week 2012

Energy is a key economic, environmental, social and security issue for Asia. Challenging industry and government to think and act in innovative ways is a necessary and constructive way forward, if the growing needs of the region are to be met while ensuring long-term sustainable development.

The 2012 Asian Energy & Carbon Training Week (AECTW) is an exciting 5-day Professional Development program, designed to equip executives and policy makers with practical skills, knowledge and experience, and networks to manage carbon and energy issues in an increasingly complex policy and business environment.

The Training Week is for participants from organisations who recognise and wish to build capacity and strategies to respond to the emerging risks and opportunities presented by domestic and global carbon and energy markets. As an “end-to-end” management course it is valuable for participants from all backgrounds and of all levels of knowledge.

The International Energy Centre (IEC) is a network of three of Australia’s leading universities in the energy domain – The University of Queensland, The University of Western Australia and The University of Newcastle – and leading foundation industry partner Xstrata Coal.

The IEC’s vision is to play a critical role in equipping leaders with the skills, knowledge and expertise to address energy challenges and devise solutions for a sustainable future.

This goes beyond the immediate resource focus and includes clean technology, integration in areas such as regional and developing country processes, climate change, carbon management, sustainability, economics and international policy as well as other areas where energy forms an important part of the future.


This 5-Day course will feature a set of highly interactive lectures, workshop discussions, field trips, and, networking and dinner events featuring talks by industry experts.

On completing the Training Week, participants will be competent in:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of energy and carbon;
  • Understanding the various energy systems and technologies ;
  •  Applying key concepts related to international and national energy and carbon policy and markets;
  • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of different energy and climate policy options, including case studies from other jurisdictions such as China, Chile, the EU, Australia and California;
  • Identifying, conceptualising and evaluating cost-saving energy management and low-carbon generation opportunities within their organisations;
  • Appraising  different energy technologies and other emission reduction projects according to the capital budgeting process and a robust risk framework;
  • Developing carbon offset methodologies and projects (such as under the Clean Development Mechanism) and opportunities to sell these onto international markets;
  • Building skills in developing carbon and energy management strategies for organisations including: Compiling a carbon footprint; Identifying energy and climate change related regulatory risk; Understanding energy systems and technologies; Learning to set organisational goals and objectives to reduce energy consumption and emissions; Building a greenhouse gas marginal abatement cost curve (MACC); Putting into practice carbon and energy management strategies; and Building a portfolio of options to reduce energy costs and maximise carbon market opportunities.

For full information on the Asian Energy and Carbon Training Week, you can download the brochure here:


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