The role of fossil fuels in our renewable energy future
What is the role of fossil fuels in the net zero transition?
As our climate continues to change, reducing our carbon emissions and environmental footprint has become the moral imperative of our generation. To achieve this, the Australian Government has set a target of 82% renewable electricity by 2030 and has set a legislated target to achieve net zero by 2050. But what is the role of fossil fuels in this transition? What part can coal and gas play? And how can we build out the infrastructure we need, while keeping the carbon costs low?
- Host: Dani Alexander, CEO of the UNSW Energy Institute
- Dr Kerry Schott AO, Chair of the Carbon Market Institute
- Amy Kean, Director of Stride Renewables & Advisory Board Member of the NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub
- Professor John Fletcher, Director of the UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute
- Professor Iain MacGill, Co-Director of the UNSW Collaboration on Energy and Environmental Markets
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