Writers @ Stanton: Alan Finkel
In Powering Up, former Australian chief scientist Alan Finkel shows how to remove the barriers that prevent nations transforming from petrostate to electrostate.
The clean energy transition is humanity’s biggest ever economic challenge. 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.
About the author
Alan Finkel is a neuroscientist, engineer and entrepreneur. As Australia’s chief scientist from 2016 to 2020, he developed the National Hydrogen Strategy and the Low Emissions Technology Roadmap. He was chair of the 2022 Sydney Energy Forum, an international meeting on the rapid transition to clean energy.