MEInetwork Seminar Series

Monthly seminars that lead participants through critical aspects of the energy supply chain, presented by specialists from industry and the University of Melbourne.

The MEInetwork23 Seminar Series is due to run from May to September 2023, with a focus on energy commodities. More details are coming soon.


The aim of the MEInetwork Seminar Series is to give participants a sound understanding of the current technical and economic factors that underpin the Australian energy system. Knowledge of these market factors is critical in determining the changes required to move towards a clean energy system.

Each year, the focus is turned to one of our primary energy vectors, cycling through the major topics of electricity, natural gas, and energy commodities.

In 2023, the focus is once again turned to energy commodities. Monthly seminars will investigate operation of  crude oil and product supply chains,  uranium mining and refining, energy commodity trading,  new energy commodities and critical minerals, and fiscal policy to support future energy  commodity exports.

Guest speakers

The seminars are delivered by specialists from industry and the University.

Topics and dates

9 MayMEInetwork23 Seminar #1 -  Crude oil and product supply chainsNicholas James, Viva Energy
8 JuneMEInetwork23 Seminar #2 - Uranium mining and refiningTBC
6 JulyMEInetwork23 Seminar #3 - Energy commodity tradingKeith Handbury, Shell
2 AugustMEInetwork23 Seminar #4 - New energy commodities and critical mineralsA/Prof Mohan Yellishetty,  Monash University
7 SeptemberMEInetwork23 Seminar #5 - Fiscal policy to support future energy commodity exportsProf Ross Garnaut, University of Melbourne

Further information, including how to register, will be released via MEI's monthly energy@melbourne newsletter prior to each event. Subscribe to receive our newsletter.

Past series

Since 2018, the MEInetwork Seminar Series has aimed to give participants a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary overview of the energy sector as it faces the challenges of reliability, affordability and reducing emissions. Each year, the focus is turned to one of our primary energy vectors, cycling through the major topics of electricity (in 2018 and 2021), natural gas (2019 and 2022) and energy commodities (2020, and coming soon in 2023). Seminar recordings are available from 2021 onwards.

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