In conversation with Dr Alan Finkel

Launch of Dr Finkel’s book ‘Powering Up: Unleashing the Clean Energy Supply Chain’

Aug Alan Finkel UON

Please join the University of Newcastle Gallery for the Hunter launch of former Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel’s new book ‘Powering Up: Unleashing the Clean Energy Supply Chain’.

In conversation with our University’s Dr Jessica Allen, Dr Finkel will share his vision and insights, reflecting on Australia’s opportunity to play a leadership role in the global transition to clean energy.

The clean energy transition is humanity's biggest ever economic challenge. In Powering Up, Dr Finkel shows how to remove the barriers that prevent nations transforming from petrostate to electrostate.

Dr Finkel considers the entire supply chain, from raw materials through power infrastructure, the workforce, transportation and household customers. He reveals the outlines of a new geo-economic order and explains in persuasive, practical terms how we can get there.

If governments, investors, industry and consumers get this right over the next three decades, history will judge us as the generation who ushered in the Electric Age and helped to save the planet. The world will be transformed - with Australia, if we seize the opportunity, as a global leader.

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