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AUSTRALIA | S06 E8 - The 49-year-old energy prophecy that is finally coming true Australia, If You're Listening

    • Politics

Australia is now in a race to build enough renewable energy to replace our coal fired power stations before they close. 

We’re in this situation because of a series of ignored warnings and missed opportunities over the last five decades.

Now, experts are telling us that the transition to a decarbonised economy presents a big opportunity for Australia. The question is - can we grasp it?



Guests:

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

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

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

Dr Ross Garnaut - Economist, Author of Superpower: Australia's Low Carbon Opportunity 

Dr Marcia Langton - Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne

Robert Hill - former Federal Environment Minister

Dr Graeme Pearman - Former Chief of Atmospheric Research, CSIRO

Australia is now in a race to build enough renewable energy to replace our coal fired power stations before they close. 

We’re in this situation because of a series of ignored warnings and missed opportunities over the last five decades.

Now, experts are telling us that the transition to a decarbonised economy presents a big opportunity for Australia. The question is - can we grasp it?



Guests:

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

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

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

Dr Ross Garnaut - Economist, Author of Superpower: Australia's Low Carbon Opportunity 

Dr Marcia Langton - Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne

Robert Hill - former Federal Environment Minister

Dr Graeme Pearman - Former Chief of Atmospheric Research, CSIRO

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