Date: 14 Jan., 2010 (Thur)
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Venue: Lecture Theatre, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building

Register will be closed at 23:59, 13 Jan., 2010. Those not registered can try to walk in by first come first serve base.

  Speaker: Mr. Giuseppe (Joseph) Jacobelli

As fossil fuels are being gradually depleted, climate change issues are increasingly gaining more attention worldwide. Renewable and alternative energy is becoming one of the most promising solutions.

In the seminar, the speaker will first introduce the global renewable and alternative energy markets, including the key markets drivers, the technologies’ profile, the growth profile, as well as the economics of such energy generation and the Clean Development Mechanism.The speaker will then provide an overview of the Asia market and then focus on India and China. Finally, from the utility perspective, the speaker will introduce CLP’s investments’ motivation in the renewable and alternative energy market.

Brief biography:
Giuseppe (Joseph) Jacobelli, Group Director – Carbon Ventures, CLP Holdings Ltd.; Director – CLP Research Institute Ltd.Mr. Jacobelli is responsible for the Group’s low carbon related activities comprising the management of carbon credits and low-carbon related investments and projects. These include coordinating and maximising synergies amongst the Group’s activities in renewable energy as well as in clean/low carbon energy technologies. Mr. Jacobelli is also a Director of CLP Power Project Development Ltd., CLP Research Institute Ltd., CLP Research Institute (HK) Ltd and a member of CLP’s Sustainability Committee.

Before joining CLP Holdings in June 2008, Mr Jacobelli worked as a utilities equity analyst for 18 years for several major global investment banks in Asia. Mr Jacobelli’s position before joining the Group was Senior Director at Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) where he headed the teams for utilities and energy technology sectors equity research in the Asia Pacific region. During his career as an analyst, Mr Jacobelli covered listed utilities in several Asian countries such as China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and South Korea. He also worked on the initial public offering of three Chinese infrastructure-related companies: Guangshen Railway, China Power International and China Shenhua Energy. Mr Jacobelli studied in Italy, France and Australia, and received an MA in International Law and Relations from the National Taiwan University.

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