Rob Passey lives in Federal and works at the University of NSW as well as the consultancy ITP Renewables, the Australian PV Institute, and, most importantly, does volunteer work with COREM! He has been inspired by the potential for the area to be a world-leader in developing and implementing sustainable energy. In an era where leadership is sorely lacking at the upper levels of government, it is up to the community to lead. His interests include policy mechanisms to reduce greenhouse emissions, increase uptake of renewable energy (especially distributed generation and its integration into electricity networks) and drive energy efficiency uptake.