When: Wednesday 21st August 2019, 6.45 for 7:00pm.
Where: Level 1, 187 Grattan St, Energy Transition Hub (Bioinformatics building), Melbourne University, Carlton VIC 3053. Click here for a Google map of the venue and here for a Melbourne University Parkville Campus map to the venue.
Please note: this meeting space is upstairs, so it isn’t wheelchair accessible.
Cost: Free. (A gold coin donation would be appreciated to offset costs.)
Public transport: Trams along Swanston St to ‘Melbourne University/Swanston St’ Stop #1 (Routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72) or Bus 402 to Stop#51572 ‘Melbourne University/Grattan St (Carlton)’. Walk to corner of Grattan St and Bouviere St.
Speaker: Vanessa Petrie CEO Beyond Zero Emissions
Presentation: The Northern Territory has an exceptional opportunity to prosper in this new era by converting abundant sunshine into renewable energy. By 2030, the NT Government could help drive investment in 10 gigawatts of renewables. By pursuing the 10 Gigawatt Vision, the Northern Territory can put renewable energy at the centre of a sustainable growth strategy that creates over 8,000 new jobs and over $2 billion in revenue by 2030. The 10 Gigawatt Vision is a sustainable alternative to economic strategies based on fossil fuels. The shale gas industry is financially unstable and totally unsuited to the needs of the coming zero-carbon economy. Achieving the 10 Gigawatt Vision has the potential to create many more jobs than the shale gas industry and prevent over 20 billion tonnes of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere and accelerating global warming.
Speaker: Vanessa is the CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions. Since joining BZE in early 2017 Vanessa has partnered with her team to deliver Rethinking Cement, the world’s first strategy for decarbonising the cement industry, the Zero Carbon Communities Guide, won Best International Energy Think Tank in the 2018 Prospect Think Tank Awards, and secured BZE’s ranking as 50th Best Independent Think Tank in the world. Prior to joining BZE, Vanessa worked in diverse roles across local and State Government including infrastructure planning and project management, legislative policy development, major policy reform and waste and resource recovery strategic planning.
* We recognise and appreciate the assistance of the University of Melbourne Energy Transition Hub in providing the venue for this event.
You can download a copy of Vanessa’s presentation here.
Chris Moss, Rob Gardner and Peter Wonfor, Melbourne branch committee.
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