Presentation - ‘Renewable energy outlook in a polarised policy setting‘ (Centre for Energy, the Environment and Natural Disasters)
15 November 2018
I was recently invited to speak at the Centre for Energy, the Environment and Natural Disasters (Deakin Uni) Workshop on the topic of ‘Renewable energy outlook in a polarised policy setting ‘.
The Workshop explored disruptive trends that are currently transforming the nexus between energy, environment and natural disasters.
The event attracted a diverse and engaged audience, and featured a panel of leading academic and industry speakers:
Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria – Dr Gillian Sparkes, Commissioner
Australian Bureau of Statistics – Ms Lisa Wardlaw Kelly, National Program Manager, Physical Environment Accounts and Statistics Branch
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC – Dr John Bates, Research Director
Renewable Energy Insights Pty Ltd – Ms Marilyne Crestias, Director
CEEND – Professor Mehmet Ulubasoglu (Director), Dr Shuddha Rafiq (Deputy Director), Associate Professor Lubna Alam, Associate Dean-Research Josh Newton and Dr Doren Chadee (CEEND members).
The Centre provides high-quality, interdisciplinary research and policy input on energy, environmental and natural disasters-related issues.
Many natural and man-made disasters are crucially linked to sharing natural resources and managing natural hazard risks. Climate change and associated weather extremities have strong implications on energy demand, supply, as well as the environment. CEEND believes there’s a need for holistic perspectives on high priority, complex issues within energy and environment markets that have profound impacts on the socioeconomic welfare of our global village.
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