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Exploring the Path to Clean Energy with Alan Finkel [Ballarat]


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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.

About the event

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, author and former Australian chief scientist, 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.

Presented in partnership with Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

About the book

The bookseller for this event is Collins Booksellers on Lydiard


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 Roadma... Read more

Prue Bentley

Prue is the Editor for ABC Ballarat and Southwest Victoria, overseeing the development of broadcast and digital content for two regional Victorian bureaus. As a content maker for over 15 years, Prue has produced and presented local radio programs across Australia and news programs syndicated to the ... Read more


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117-119 Sturt St Ballarat, VIC 3350

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