US Department of Energy

In 1989, Dixon joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development as a Senior Scientist to support the Clean Air Act and Amendments. In 1991, Dixon was seconded to the EPA Policy Office to support the Administrator and the Executive Office of the U.S. President in preparation for the 1992 U.N. Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit). He was awarded the EPA bronze medal for his contributions.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) employed Dixon in 1986 to manage energy science and policy programs in Asia. During this period Dr. Dixon led energy policy reform efforts in 11 countries. Dixon has led or developed energy and environment projects for bilateral (e.g., USDA, NASA) and multilateral (e.g., UNDP, World Bank, UNEP) organizations in over 180 countries worldwide (1982 to present).

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Kane Thornton


Kane Thornton is Chief Executive of the Clean Energy Council, the peak body for the renewable energy and energy storage industry in Australia.

Kane has almost 20 years experience in energy policy and leadership in the development of the renewable energy industry. He has been at the forefront of the development of the clean energy sector into a global clean energy superpower, influencing and driving the politics, policies and initiatives that have been critical to the industry’s growth.

Kane has broad management and leadership experience having previously worked for IBM, Hydro Tasmania and DFAT based in Japan. He has held a range of advisory and board roles with government and non-government organisations in the climate change and energy sector including as the Chair of leading national community…

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