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Both environmental and economic arguments make a case for renewable energy. But how is Australia placed to launch into that future? We’ll consider the decentralised electricity movement, support (or lack thereof) of our renewable energy sector, renewable energy initiatives overseas, and climate change – as both challenge and opportunity.

· See also: Good News and Bad: Australia’s Renewable Energy Future in Dailies

Question time

When you think ‘question time’, perhaps you picture rowdy politicians cussing each other out. But in our new series, we’re putting the dignity back into proceedings … along with a generous amount of time. It’s one full hour of pure Q&A between you, our audience, moderator Madeleine Morris, and a panel of experts in the evening’s chosen field of inquiry. Get informed about the key issues of our time, in the lead-up to the Victorian state election.

This programme, Question Time will tackle three critical topics: renewable energy, jobs of the future, and the always-fraught issue of transport, now and into the future. BYO hot potatoes and burning questions.

Hosted by Madeleine Morris.

Presented in partnership with Arts House.

Featuring

Anna Skarbek

Anna Skarbek has been executive director of ClimateWorks Australia since its inception in 2009, leading the organisation’s work in analysing emissions reduction opportunities and partnering with business and government in unblocking barriers to their implementation. Anna is also a director of the ... Read more

John Grimes

John Grimes is the chief executive of the Australian Solar Council and the Energy Storage Council; both are not-for-profit organisations. In his role as CEO of the Australian Solar Council, he has grown the profile and influence of the organisation as it has become the national voice of solar. ... Read more

Liam O'Keefe

Liam O’Keefe has worked in sustainability as a consultant, educator, business owner, researcher and project manager. His company Creative Environment Enterprises developed two of Australia’s largest solar-powered systems (the Germinate Project with RMIT University and the SunFlower with Sout... Read more

Madeleine Morris

Madeleine Morris is a Melbourne-based reporter for ABC television’s 7.30. She was formerly a presenter for the BBC in London and reported from dozens of countries before returning to her native Australia. She is the author of Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding: Why Your Formula-Fed Baby Can Grow ... Read more

Matthew Warren

Matthew Warren joined esaa in January 2012, having spent 15 years working as an environment and energy policy specialist. An economist by training, his objective at esaa is to ensure that esaa’s research and advocacy assists the downstream electricity and gas sector to continue to provide a safe, ... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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