21 August Lunch and Learn 2020 launches in October: Annual Conference postponed August 21, 2020 By AMPLA Admin General AMPLA Update, AnnualConference, LunchAndLearn 0 With the continuing economic impacts from the pandemic being felt across the country, and with the health and safety of our delegates, speakers, and staff in mind, we made the difficult decision to formally postpone the face-to-face AMPLA Annual Conference until October 2021. The AMPLA conference committee has been working hard over the past few months to develop a new event for 2020, the AMPLA Lunch and Learn Series, which will be held online over three weeks in October. We are excited to announce this new series will provide our members and guests with six opportunities to connect with each other online, over lunch, learning from some of our industry’s leading experts. And with a program featuring presentations on climate change impacts, project financing, dispute issues in renewables projects, contract law, due diligence and connection risks in the new energy sector, this is a lunch that should be firmly penciled into your diary. Head to the website for more information on the program, registrations, and partnership opportunities available. Lunch and Learn 2020 13 – 30 October Twice weekly 90minute sessions 9 CPD points available Related Articles ARELJ Case Note - Guidance on the principles that apply to a decision of the Warden under S 122E of the Mining Act 1978 (WA) in respect of the removal of a caveat Richore Pty Ltd v Cougar Metals NL  WAWC 1 COVID-19 AMPLA Update From the Chair and Executive Director Further to our update last week, AMPLA is pleased to confirm the following arrangements are now in place to support our staff and members in the coming months: ARELJ Case Note - Applying the Cautionary Principle to Harvesting Timber in Victoria How foreign investment changes may impact the mining and energy sector In early June 2020, the government announced a review of the foreign investment rules, expanding them to apply to all foreign investors in anything deemed a ‘sensitive national security business’. The changes are scheduled to come into effect on 1 January 2021. There are concerns that this will impact foreign investment in the mining and energy sectors, and in particular the critical minerals space. Why hydrogen is becoming an important energy source Hydrogen as an energy source continues to grow in popularity. Once confined to industrial processes such as refining crude oil, it is now being recognised as a potential solution to the problems of electricity generation, transportation and storage. Over the next thirty years, global energy demand is predicted to grow by at least 30-40%. At the same time, the share of energy generated from fossil fuels has stayed almost static at 81%. While renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind are getting cheaper, they can only be generated on an intermittent basis. To make them commercially practical to use, they must be combined with high-energy batteries and backed with other energy sources. How your organisation can benefit from government incentives now Eager to support business and protect jobs, governments at all levels have introduced measures and benefits for businesses. While there are many general benefits, like JobKeeper, that have been offered to many businesses, state governments are now offering opportunities to benefit specific industries and sectors including energy and resources. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.