The future of low-carbon energy in the United States

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 — The Australian National University (ANU) will host a public lecture by US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Director Dr Martin Keller tomorrow.

Media are invited to attend.

Dr Keller will discuss recent advances in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in the US, and NREL’s role in helping to decarbonise energy systems to achieve global climate targets.

He will discuss recent scientific discoveries in solar, wind, bioenergy and hydrogen power, as well as energy-efficiency improvements in buildings and transport.

Dr Keller will also address the global imperative of continued investment in clean energy research.

Originally from Germany, Dr Keller received his PhD in microbiology from the University of Regensburg, Germany. 

Before becoming Director of NREL in November 2015, Dr Keller held a number of key appointments both in industry and in government research laboratories.



  • Dr Martin Keller, Director, US National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Professor Ken Baldwin, Director, ANU Energy Change Institute
  • Professor Michael Cardew-Hall, ANU Pro-Vice Chancellor (Innovation)
  • Mr Michael Heath, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in Canberra

WHAT: ‘The United States Energy Transition’ public lecture

WHERE: Leonard Huxley Theatre, Building 56, Mills Road, ANU

WHEN: Wednesday 26 July 2017, 6–7.45pm

For media assistance, contact Will Wright from the ANU Media Team on 6125 7979, 0478 337 740 or at <>.