Murdoch University, Western Australia, 5 – 9 February, 2017
Welcome to the World Renewable Energy Congress 2017 to be held in Perth, Western Australia on 5 – 9 February at Murdoch University. What an exciting time to be sharing ideas, presenting the latest research findings and discussing new renewable energy science and technology when local and global policy directions in many places are more promising than ever even though there have been setbacks in some countries. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our many great colleagues on the Executive Committee, National Committee and International Committee who are now working enthusiastically to develop an exciting program of keynote and invited speakers, site visits, technical tours and a detailed technical program. When you come to Perth in February 2017 you will be able to visit a city in transition to renewable energy with many great new initiatives in solar power, wave energy and wind farms as well as leading edge technology for biomass conversion and bioenergy systems. You will meet the policy leaders, great thinkers and successful scientists and project developers to share your ideas with and I look forward to meeting you also. Please do not hesitate to contact me and my colleagues for any further information.