Joel Dignam (pictured above) was awarded first place for his essay “Now more than ever: the urgent need for minimum energy efficiency standards for rental properties”.
Nancy Xie was the runner up in the non-student category for her essay “Root causes of energy inequity”.
Jacob Fry was the runner up in the student category with his essay “The need for equal access to energy services”.
I’m really excited that the competition draws attention to the issues in my essay so that more people can benefit from energy efficiency. By putting my ideas on paper and having them published I hope that I can play a role in influencing policy change
Joel Dignam, 2018 winner
Dev Tayal was awarded first place for his essay “The emperor of energy efficiency”
Tim Harrison was runner up in the non-student category for his essay “Energy efficiency programs: an equitable choice”
Sally Commins was the runner up in the student category for her essay “Bill and the case for those left out in the cold”
Pictured: ISF Director Professor Stuart White, Tim Harrison ISF Research Director Chris Dunstan, Sally Commins.
I'm thankful for the Gill Owen Essay Prize - a rare opportunity to express my own perspective on key aspects of Australia's energy transition.
Dev Tayal, 2017 winner