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New board and chairman for Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Australian Renewable Energy Agency gets new board and chairman
The environment minister, Greg Hunt, announces six new directors who have been appointed for a two-year term,
Guardian, , 13 Apr 16,  The government has appointed six new directors to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) board, to be headed by a new chairman, Martijn Wilder, an environmental markets lawyer.

The appointments of Arena’s former board members expired in January, leaving it governed by the environment department secretary, Gordon de Brouwer.

On Wednesday the environment minister, Greg Hunt, announced six directors who have been appointed for a two-year term.

Wilder was appointed both a director and chairman of the Arena board. He is the head of Baker & McKenzie’s global environmental markets practice, an adjunct professor at the Australian National University, and board director of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

The other five directors are Susan Jeanes, Meg McDonald, Katherine Woodthorpe, Maria Atkinson and Jonathan Jutsen.

The appointments follow the government’s decision in March to restructure Arena and the CEFC by setting up a clean energy innovation fund. The fund will in time take over Arena’s role of providing grants to help commercialise emerging technologies.

The government said Arena would “continue to manage its existing portfolio of grants and deliver the announced $100m in large-scale solar projects”. Arena would then move from a grant-based role to predominantly a debt and equity basis under the new CEFC…….

April 15, 2016 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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