The Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy: Industrial Relations Western Australian Legislative Assembly Western Australian Legislative Assembly

Minister Johnson has been part of the McGowan Labor Government since March 2017, after a landslide victory against the Liberal Government. In Opposition he served as Shadow Minister for State Development and Energy from 2012, and Shadow Minister for Mines and Petroleum from 2013.He was a Member of the Economics and Industry Standing Committee and Deputy Chair of the Inquiry into Domestic Gas Prices from 2010 to 2011.Prior to entering Parliament, he was the State Secretary of WA Labor from 2001 until 2008, with responsibility for all State and Federal election campaigns.

In Opposition he served as Shadow Minister for State Development and Energy from 2012, and Shadow Minister for Mines and Petroleum from 2013.He was a Member of the Economics and Industry Standing Committee and Deputy Chair of the Inquiry into Domestic Gas Prices from 2010 to 2011.Prior to entering Parliament, he was the State Secretary of WA Labor from 2001 until 2008, with responsibility for all State and Federal election campaigns.

Australia’s energy sector is experiencing a rapid transformation and it’s encouraging to see industry investing in new technologies and aiding research for a cleaner, greener energy future.

The McGowan Government is moving forward with reforms to modernise the structure and design of Western Australia’s energy market to deliver cleaner and more affordable energy to all consumers.

Hear the Minister's thoughts on the evolution of the energy economy during the keynote panel debate.

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

9:40 AM The Evolution of the Energy Economy in line with a Global Commitment to Carbon Reduction

As part of a strong commitment to the Paris climate change conference, Australia has set a target to reduce carbon emissions to 26-28% on 2005 levels by 2030. Renewable energy will be key to this and globally will not only play a role in the reduction of carbon emissions, but will offer a host of benefits to developing nations from reliability to resilience. Here ministerial perspectives will be shared as to what this commitment means to the energy economy globally and what the future of the industry will look like.

  • Commitments to carbon reduction across state and federal government
  • The future of energy economy and opportunities for diversification and investment
  • Renewable energy: industry impact and opportunities across developed and developing regions

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