Carnegie Hosts Visit of US Ambassador and Consul General in Australia
On Wednesday 26 June 2013, wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited welcomed US Ambassador to Australia His Excellency Mr Jeff Bleich and U.S. Consul General Ms Aleisha Woodward, to Carnegie’s Wave Energy Research Facility in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Carnegie’s Chairman, Mr Grant Mooney, and Project Development Officer, Mr Tim Sawyer, provided a briefing on Carnegie’s flagship Perth Wave Energy Project and commercial wave energy opportunities in North America.
The meeting coincided with U.S. President Obama’s speech at Georgetown University, where the President announced a package of measures aimed at cutting carbon pollution and moving toward a low-carbon, clean energy economy. Specific measures include limits on carbon emissions from new and existing power plants, doubling electricity generated by renewable energy, and for the Department of Defence, as the biggest energy consumer in America, to install 3 gigawatts (3,000 megawatts) of renewable power across its bases.
Carnegie’s Chairman, Grant Mooney, said, “It is an honour to host the Ambassador and Consul General. North America will be a key market for us in the years to come and we will continue to work with the US Government to develop commercial CETO power and water projects.”
Press Release, June 27, 2013