National shift for sustainable energy association

Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association (WA SEA) board members approved a name change to become the ‘Sustainable Energy Association of Australia’ in October.

The WA SEA elected a new board and constitutional changes to the association including the change of name at their annual general meeting.

Once formal lodgment of constitutional changes is complete with appropriate approvals, WA SEA will be officially renamed the Sustainable Energy Association of Australia. Further announcements will be made on the finalisation of their name change at a later date.

“WA SEA now gets two or three new membership applications every week, with growth across a broad spectrum of industry and across whole supply chains, a reflection of the strong level of support from the business community to see policy settings from government for urgent and strong action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to create a strong stimulus in the development of sustainable energy as a part of the solution,” WA SEA chief executive, Professor Ray Wills said.

“Indeed, our success consolidating our growth to be Australia’s largest energy chamber reflects business desire to see action from all Australian governments to deploy sustainable energy solutions and support measures that reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions,” Professor Wills said.

“Leveraging new and existing technologies can make use of Australia’s endless supply of renewable energy – energy that will grow Australia’s energy security and economy without adding to carbon emissions in Australia.”

SunPower Corporation Australia managing director, Bob Blakiston, was re-elected to his third term as chair, and WorleyParsons director of infrastructure and environment Australia/New Zealand Greg Denton, was re-elected to his third term as vice chair.

WA SEA promotes the development of a sustainable energy industry to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.