The fourth ISETS energy transition forum

June 29 2022

The Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:ACRI), in partnership with Energy Observer and the Collaborative Innovation Center for Emissions Trading System co-constructed by the Province and Ministry, co-hosted the Fourth Energy Transition Forum organised by the International Society for Energy Transition Studies (ISETS).

The Forum discussed how Australia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) might navigate energy crises during the energy transition towards net zero over the next few decades with a focus on the electricity market. The electricity market was suggested as a solution when China faced the energy crisis in the second half of 2021 but it was at the centre of the storm in Australia’s energy crisis in June.


- Professor Xunpeng Shi, Research Principal, UTS:ACRI; President, ISETS

- Ms Jie Feng, Executive Editor-In-Chief, Energy Observer

- Dr Sven Teske, Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS

- Dr Zhifei Liang, Deputy General Manager of Policy Department, Guangzhou Power Exchange Center Co., Ltd

- Associate Professor Liam Wagner, Centre for Global Food & Resources, University of Adelaide

- Professor Feng Song, School of Applied Economics, Renmin University of China

- Associate Professor Rabindra Nepal, School of Business, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong

- Mr Dongsheng Liu, former Principal Analyst, AGL Energy Limited

- Dr Muyi Yang, Senior Electricity Analyst, Ember; Researcher, UTS: ACRI

- Ms Li Jiang, Managing Editor, Energy Observer


About the organisers

The Australia-China Relations Institute (UTS:ACRI)

UTS:ACRI is an independent, non-partisan research institute established in 2014 by the University of Technology Sydney. Chinese studies centres exist in other Australian universities. UTS:ACRI, however, is Australia’s first and only research institute devoted to studying the relationship of these countries.

In the past Australia’s dominating economic relationships have been with the British Empire, the United States and Japan. Australia’s most important trading relationship is now with China, a nation very different in governance, politics and values. As China’s economy grows, so too does its strategic weight and the challenges and opportunities this presents to Australia.

UTS:ACRI seeks to inform Australia’s engagement with China through research, analysis and dialogue grounded in scholarly rigour.


The International Society for Energy Transition Studies (ISETS)

ISETS is a worldwide non-profit professional organisation based in Australia, which has members in over 40 nations and many international organisations. ISETS aims to facilitate an equitable and inclusive transition of energy and relevant sectors toward a sustainable low-carbon future with consideration of economic development, social equity, and environmental stewardship through international partnerships.


About the co-hosts

Energy Observer

Energy Observer is a leading energy media outlet in China, first published in January 2011. Energy Observer provides its professional audience from the energy industry with industry news, policy reviews, in-depth business analysis and international case studies, covering sectors such as oil and gas, electric power, coal, nuclear and renewables.


Collaborative Innovation Center for Emissions Trading System

The Collaborative Innovation Center for Emissions Trading System Co-constructed by the Province and Ministry was founded in 2012. The research fields include national and regional carbon market theories, policies and practice, development of statistical methodology for greenhouse gas emissions, carbon finance, the realization mechanism and pathway of carbon peaking and carbon neutralization and the global addressing of climate change.

Event Information
June 29 2022
12:00 PM
Webinar (online-only)