2021: Riding The Clean Energy Wave

Lighter Footprints Event Feb 24 Clean Energy Wave Simon Holmes a Court
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Location: Marwal Centre, 9 Marwal Avenue, Balwyn Nth, 3104

Join us at 7:15pm on Wednesday 24 February 2021 talking about opportunities to ride the clean energy wave with energy insider, Simon Holmes a Court.

2021 looks to be a watershed year for the clean energy transition - as investment giant Black Rock's CEO Larry Fink says we are cresting a "tsunami of change" in green finance, storage, with hydrogen and green steel just over the horizon. Simon Holmes a Court is a senior advisor to the Climate and Energy College at Melbourne University and sits on the Board of the Smart Energy Council. Simon is a long-time renewables energy analyst with a strong interest in both renewables powered industry, and strong sustainable communities, and will be talking about the opportunities in the clean energy transition and how we can help drive this.

2021 will be a pivotal year for the energy transition. The world conversation around global action on climate change is changing. The UN Secretary General has urged all countries to declare a climate emergency and corporates around the world are now taking action to protect themselves from climate risk and position themselves in a de-carbonised world.

Australia must change or be left behind. Simon has the insight to be able to identify the opportunities for our economy and environment in 2021 and beyond. What needs to happen next in the electricity sector?   What role does he see for batteries, gas and pumped hydro?  What role will  Hydrogen play? Is Australia missing out on opportunities by being slow on EV uptake ?

Hear Simons’ take on these topics, as well as his sense of how Lighter Footprints can make a difference in 2021.

Would you like to actively  participate in the work of Lighter Footprints in 2021?

If you would like to have a chat with people in our working groups, join us at 6.30pm before the main meeting starts. From 6.30 to 7.30pm, volunteers from the various Lighter Footprints Working Groups will be on hand to explain what we do and help explore the ways you might like to contribute.

You can explore the “Take Action” page on this website to get an idea of the type of work we do.

COVID-19 requirements:

This will be  a COVID-safe event and attendance numbers will be limited in accordance with the allowable venue numbers. We recommend you RSVP early to avoid disappointment as this will be a popular event.