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    • Politics

Over the last five years, politicians in Australia and around the world have regularly tried to blame renewable energy whenever something goes wrong with our electricity supply.

But lately whenever something catastrophic has happened to our energy supply, it’s been old technology at fault.

This is the story of a series of disasters that show how the system we’ve always relied on to deliver electricity is faltering.


Guests:
Dr Alan Finkel - Commonwealth government energy advisor and former Australian Chief Scientist

Wendy Farmer - Latrobe Valley resident and founder of “Voices of the Valley”

Alison Reeve - Deputy Program Director of Energy and Climate at the Grattan Institute; former Commonwealth energy policy advisor; author of the National Hydrogen Plan

Darren Chester - Federal MP for Gippsland

Dr Kerry Schott - Independent chair of the Energy Security Board

Scott Hamilton - Australia-German Energy Transition Hub & former energy policy advisor to federal and Victorian governments

Ian Macfarlane - Chief Executive of Queensland Resources Council & former federal resources minister

Graham Richardson - Former Federal Environment Minister

Over the last five years, politicians in Australia and around the world have regularly tried to blame renewable energy whenever something goes wrong with our electricity supply.

But lately whenever something catastrophic has happened to our energy supply, it’s been old technology at fault.

This is the story of a series of disasters that show how the system we’ve always relied on to deliver electricity is faltering.


Guests:
Dr Alan Finkel - Commonwealth government energy advisor and former Australian Chief Scientist

Wendy Farmer - Latrobe Valley resident and founder of “Voices of the Valley”

Alison Reeve - Deputy Program Director of Energy and Climate at the Grattan Institute; former Commonwealth energy policy advisor; author of the National Hydrogen Plan

Darren Chester - Federal MP for Gippsland

Dr Kerry Schott - Independent chair of the Energy Security Board

Scott Hamilton - Australia-German Energy Transition Hub & former energy policy advisor to federal and Victorian governments

Ian Macfarlane - Chief Executive of Queensland Resources Council & former federal resources minister

Graham Richardson - Former Federal Environment Minister

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