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Does Finkel Solve the Trilemma?

Dates: 
Monday, 3 July 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, 761 Swanston St, University of Melbourne

 

Energy Security, Reducing Energy Costs and Mitigating Climate Change: Does Finkel Solve the Trilemma?

Professor Ross Garnaut AC Public Lecture on Monday July 3, follows the release of the Final Report of the Finkel Review. Hear from one Australia’s lead economists and energy experts on how Australia can respond to challenges that our electricity system faces.

Garnaut shines light on the areas of the review that need further exploration. This lecture discusses the trilemma of providing energy security at low cost while Australia contributes its fair share in the global climate change mitigation effort.

Getting policy right can make Australia, with its rich renewable energy resources the energy super power of the emerging low carbon world economy.

Ross Garnaut
Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne, Distinguished Fellow of the Melbourne Energy Institute, Chairman of ZEN Energy

Ross is an economist whose career has been built around the analysis of and practice of policy connected to development, economic policy and international relations in Australia, Asia and the Pacific. Apart from Senior Australian and international Academic and Government roles, Ross has chaired the Boards of Directors of substantial Australian and international companies since 1985 (Bank of Western Australia, Primary Industry Australia, Aluminium Smelters of Victoria, Lonely Planet Publications, PNG Sustainable Development Limited, Lihir Gold Ltd).

Chair
Professor Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne.

 

Hosted by Faculty of Business and Economics

Co-Hosts: Melbourne Energy Institute, Australian German Climate and Energy College, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute