ACEF 2018 Speaker
Senior Program Manager, Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies
International Energy Agency
Melanie has spent more than twenty-five years in energy efficiency policy development and implementation in many parts of the world. She started out working in the UK Government on industrial energy efficiency and has worked with many other governments to establish similar programs, perhaps most notably, the Government of China in the 1990s. She also spent six years chairing the Equipment Energy Efficiency Committee – the Australian and New Zealand Government committee overseeing the regulation of minimum energy performance standards and labels for lighting, equipment and appliances. One of the key policies Melanie led while in Australia was the phase-out of inefficient lighting. Australia was second only to Cuba in this endeavor and has shared its experience widely both in the developed and developing world. Melanie moved to the International Energy Agency in February 2014 to manage the Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Programme. Melanie and her team work with policy makers in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand and Ukraine to develop more effective energy efficiency policy, track its progress and assess its potential.
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