Superpower: Australia’s Low-Carbon Opportunity (Ross Garnaut Book Launch)
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
The fog of Australian politics on climate change has obscured a fateful reality: Australia has the potential to be an economic superpower of the future post-carbon world - Ross Garnaut
In his new book Superpower, Ross Garnaut argues that with Australia’s unparalleled renewable energy resources and excellent scientific skills, we could be the natural home for an increasing proportion of global industry.
Please join Ross Garnaut at The University of Melbourne, along with energy market experts Audrey Zibelman (CEO Australian Energy Market Operator) and Rod Sims (Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) to discuss the road map for Australia’s energy and climate transition as outlined in Superpower. Covering energy, transport, agriculture, the international trends and more.
Hosted by The Faculty of Business & Economics, The Melbourne Energy Institute, The Energy Transition Hub & Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
University of Melbourne, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre
Audrey is the CEO of the Australian Electricity Market Operator (AEMO) and oversees all of AEMO’s strategic, operations and administrative functions and responsibilities.
Audrey has more than 30 years’ international experience in the public, private, and not-for profit energy sectors. Prior to joining AEMO in March 2017, her roles included Chair of the New York State Public Service Commission, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of system operator PJM, executive roles with Xcel Energy, one of the United States largest integrated gas and electricity utilities and served on a number of energy industry advisory groups and Boards.
In addition to her role as CEO of AEMO, Audrey also serves on the CSIRO Energy Advisory Committee, the Melbourne Energy Institute’s Advisory Board and the Board of the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Chairperson, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission