It's our birthday - WA SEA turns seven.

The Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA -, established on 11 July 2002, turns seven years old today.

The Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA -, established on 11 July 2002, turns seven years old today.

The first meeting of the Association in 2002 set a target for WA SEA membership of 100.

As of our birthday, membership is now over 250, making WA SEA the largest state-based industry body of its kind in Australia.

'WA SEA has a very diverse membership from architects and builders, urban and transport planners, engineers and energy efficiency consultants, lawyers and greenhouse auditors, all the way through to renewable energy manufacturers and generators. In addition, WA SEA has a whole raft of customers who are buying those goods or services and that are interested in seeing a strong market develop to ensure the availability competitive pricing and a diversity of providers,' says WA SEA Chief Executive, Prof. Ray Wills.

'The diversity of WA SEA membership is reflected in our corporate members - sponsoring members, including the key energy players in Western Australia, make the largest financial contribution to the advocacy work of the Association, ensuring WA SEA is well resourced.'

'On our birthday, WA SEA acknowledges our Corporate Members: Alinta, Auto Classic BMW, BGC, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, BP Australia, Carnegie Corporation, City of Mandurah, Curtin University of Technology, Enhance Group, Gull Group of Companies, Horizon Power, Landfill Gas & Power, Moorsure, Pacifichydro, Perth Energy, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rio Tinto, SMA Technology Australia, Solahart, Swan Energy, SunPower Corporation, Synergy, The University of Western Australia, Wesfarmers Limited, Western Power; WorleyParsons and the WA Department of Commerce.'

'We also acknowledge the important support provided by each and every WA SEA Member, many of whom also contribute their time to assist in policy development and advocacy work,' says Prof Wills.

'Membership grows at one or two members every week, with growth across a broad spectrum of industry and across whole supply chains, a reflection of the strong level of support from the business community to see policy settings from government for urgent and strong action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to create a strong stimulus in the development of sustainable energy as a part of the solution.'

'Leveraging new and existing technologies can make use of Australia's endless supply of renewable energy - energy that will grow Australia's economy without adding to carbon emissions, and contribute to energy security and energy supply in Australia,' says Prof Wills.

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