An essential & comprehensive course on reducing energy-related climate change emissions with US, European, Australian, Chinese and Singaporean case studies that illustrate evolving real-world experience

24 - 25 JULY 2018, SINGAPORE

Course Overview

This course will provide a comprehensive discussion of climate change mitigation via carbon pricing and related policy options. It will first introduce the challenge of climate change mitigation and the scale of energy sector fossil fuel emissions. Carbon taxes, emission trading and fee-bate schemes will be placed in the broader context of climate change mitigation policies and actions needed to achieve effective mitigation. Case studies from the USA, Europe, Australia, China and Singapore will illustrate real-world implementation and outcomes to date.

Learning Outcomes

  • The climate change mitigation challenge and the need for rapid emission reduction via globally consistent policies and actions
  • The contribution of energy sector fossil fuel combustion to overall climate change emissions
  • Emission reduction policies for the energy sector including carbon taxes, emission trading and fee-bate schemes as well as alternative or complementary policies to support low-emission innovation, dissemination and acculturation
  • Climate change mitigation in practice: Assessment of US, European, Australian, Chinese and Singaporean experience to date

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for senior staff from government, regulators and industry. Participants should have relevant professional qualifications and prior knowledge of the energy sector.

Course Faculty - Dr. Hugh Outhred

Dr Hugh Outhred

Hugh has 40 years’ experience in
energy industry research, consulting & teaching

Dr. Hugh Outhred

In a 40-year career, Hugh Outhred (PhD) has contributed to research on electric power system analysis and control, the theory of electricity industry restructuring and electricity market design, renewable energy technology, renewable energy integration, energy sector policy and sustainability policy. He has taught more than 120 short courses on electricity industry restructuring and sustainability in many countries since 1989.


His research in competitive electricity industry design includes landmark papers published in 1980 with co-authors at MIT: Homeostatic Utility Control and Quality of Supply Pricing for Electric Power Systems and later papers such as A Theory of Electricity Industry Design for Operation and Investment, Incorporating Network Effects In A Competitive Electricity Industry: An Australian Perspective, and Integrating Non-Storable Renewable Energy into the Australian Electricity Industry (these and his other research papers can be provided on request).


In 1993 and 1994 Hugh co-authored a report on electricity industry restructuring for the California Energy Commission that highlighted the complexity of electricity restructuring in that context.


In 1995 and 1996 he led a project for the Australian National Grid Management Council to undertake electricity-trading experiments according to the proposed National Electricity Market trading rules prior to their formal implementation.


Hugh has been a member of two Australian electricity industry regulatory bodies, the NSW License Compliance Advisory Board and the National Electricity Tribunal throughout their existence from 1997 to 2000 and 1998 to 2006 respectively.


From 2004 to 2007, he was the founding Presiding Director of the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets at the University of New South Wales.


From 2009 to 2011, he was a Lead Author for the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, published in 2011.


Hugh has been a Fulbright Senior Fellow at the University of California Berkeley, USA and has held visiting positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA, the University of Liverpool in Britain and the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Spain.


He has been a Board member of the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Renewable Energy and an Associate Director of the Centre for Photovoltaic Devices and Systems at the University of New South Wales.


Hugh is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy and a Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.


The climate change challenge & the role of the energy sector

Climate change mitigation policy framework overview

Carbon pricing & alternative economic instrument schemes

Climate change mitigation policy in the USA

Climate change mitigation policy in Europe

Climate change mitigation policy in China

Climate change mitigation policy in Singapore

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan