The merger of the Australian Wind Energy Association (Auswind) with the Business Council for Sustainable Energy will provide a single powerful energy industry voice for the sector, says Auswind CEO, Dominique La Fontaine. The new body, called the Clean Energy Council, is expected to be fully up and running before the end of the year. It will be chaired by Paul Anthony of energy company AGL, a former CEO of wind turbine blade supplier LM Glasfiber, with La Fontaine taking on the new CEO role. "In forming this organisation the clean energy sector is demonstrating its commitment to tackling climate change in Australia," La Fontaine says. "As stationary energy is responsible for 50% of Australia's emissions, with electricity production by far the largest culprit, any responsible remedy to climate change must tackle Australia's electricity mix. Clean energy technologies, particularly clean energy infrastructure and energy efficiency, are the key to stabilising, and reducing, Australia's greenhouse gas emissions."
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