Event

Getting serious about getting to zero

Presented by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering's ACT Division

Event details

Date
Wednesday 14 September 2022
Time

12:00pm – 1:00pm AEST

Location

Zoom Webinar

Cost

Free

Speaker

> Dr Alan Finkel AC FAA FTSE, Special Adviser to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technology, Former President of ATSE

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National Oration: Getting serious about getting to zero

Dr Alan Finkel AC FAA FTSE, a past President of ATSE, past Chief Scientist and a global authority on low-emissions technology, will present a national oration to discuss policies, scale and pace of technology deployment needed to meaningfully reduce atmospheric emissions of greenhouse gases – while continuing to provide the energy, products and agricultural crops demanded by our modern lifestyle.

As the Australian Government seeks to legislate more ambitious emissions reductions targets and positions itself as a “renewable energy powerhouse”, join Dr Finkel to hear some thoughts on the role for ATSE in the national debate.

This event is free and open to all.

Speaker

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Dr Alan Finkel AC FAA FTSE

Special Adviser to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technology, Former President of ATSE

Dr Alan Finkel AC FAA FTSE is a neuroscientist, engineer and entrepreneur. He was Australia’s Chief Scientist from 2016 to 2020, during which time he led the National Electricity Market Review, the development of the National Hydrogen Strategy, and the panel that advised the Australian Government on the 2020 Low Emissions Technology Roadmap. He is currently Chair of Stile Education, Chair of the Australian Government’s Technology Investment Advisory Council, Special Adviser to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technology and Chair of the International Expert Panel for the Australian Government-hosted Sydney Energy Forum held in July 2022.