LETA Media • Low Emission Technology Australia Appoints Policy Expert to New Role

03 Mar 2023

Low Emission Technology Australia Appoints Policy Expert to New Role

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Respected policy professional and economist Damian Dwyer has been appointed as Low Emission Technology Australia’s new Director of Policy and International Relations.

Damian Dwyer, who has previously held senior roles at APPEA, the Productivity Commission and the Minerals Council of Australia will focus his role on collaborating with international and domestic partners on leading-edge energy innovation, research, development and deployment.

LETA Chief Executive Mark McCallum welcomed Mr. Dwyer’s appointment and said Mr. Dwyer brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge on climate and energy policy.

“LETA has a long-term focus on low emission technologies such as carbon capture and storage, and we are delighted to have appointed Mr. Dwyer to help us build on the current positive momentum to deploy carbon removal technologies we are seeing globally,” Mr. McCallum said.

Mr. Dwyer said he was excited to be joining the LETA at such a critical time.

“Low emission technologies, particularly CCS, are a vital part of our toolkit to deliver net zero emissions across the economy. Australia has a unique opportunity to become a global leader in the decarbonisation of heavy industry by creating new clean industries such as clean steel, clean cement and clean hydrogen and ammonia.

“There is also a great opportunity to leverage our world-class skills and onshore storage capacity to offer decarbonisation services to our regional neighbours in the Asia Pacific.

“I look forward to working with the LETA team, its members and our international partners to build this critical industry and bring forward a competitive and successful portfolio of projects to help Australia reach its climate commitments.

“With our strong resources base, continuing demand growth and the need to reduce emissions, Australia is fortunate to have LETA to support research, development and demonstration of how modern technology can help reduce emissions,” Mr Dwyer said.

Mr. Dwyer was most recently APPEA’s Deputy Chief Executive where he led a policy team with key responsibilities for a range of economic and trade issues within the upstream oil and gas industry, including climate change, CCS, clean hydrogen, energy policy, economic and international trade issues.

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