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Exploring the Path to Clean Energy with Alan Finkel

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Get ready for an electrifying conversation about the future of clean energy as Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute welcomes the ‘father of Australia’s hydrogen strategy’, Alan Finkel.

The clean energy transition is one of the world’s largest economic and environmental challenges, with the potential to usher in a new age of electricity and transform the planet.

Prue Bentley meets with Alan Finkel, former Australian chief scientist and author, to discuss the science and politics behind clean energy.

In his new book, Powering Up: Unleashing the Clean Energy Supply Chain, Alan Finkel outlines his ideas for transforming our energy landscape, which have drawn both praise and criticism around the world.

Sit down with Finkel and Bentley to learn about the possibilities and challenges of a clean energy future, explore how Australia could lead the way in the global transition, and provide guidance on the road ahead for Australian industries and consumers.

Who is Alan Finkel?
Alan Finkel was Australia’s chief scientist from 2016 to 2020. He is a neuroscientist, engineer and entrepreneur. He led the 2017 National Electricity Market Review and the 2019 development of the National Hydrogen Strategy, and chaired the 2020 panel developing the Low Emissions Technology Roadmap. He is currently special adviser to the Australian government on low-emissions technologies.

Doors open 5.30pm

This event is presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre.

This event takes place on Wadawurrung Country. The Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute acknowledges the Wadawurrung People of the Kulin Nation as the first inhabitants and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we work, learn and create. Always Was, Always Will Be, Aboriginal Land.

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