The Macroeconomics of Australia’s Energy Transition / This event is now fully booked. You can watch it on Facebook Live

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Balwyn Park Centre, 206A Whitehorse Road, Balwyn

Raging unemployment, trade deficits, destroyed industries - all claims made by people who oppose the energy transition. So what sorts of impacts and opportunities will flow from transitioning away from fossil fuels, and how can Australia benefit?

These are big questions and serious minds are required to put some sense into this discussion. We are delighted to bring you Australia Institute Executive Director Richard Denniss in conversation with Beyond Zero Emissions CEO Heidi Lee to explain the macroeconomics of the energy transition.

What will be the impacts on our balance of trade and tax receipts? How realistic is it that workers will transition across to new industries? What will be the fate of our fossil fuel exporting giants? How do we handle the transition with our trading partners who are moving away from, yet still rely on, our fossil fuels? Does a fast transition mean more cost and more disruption or getting ahead with new industries? What are the risks of inaction in a decarbonising world?

Can we make the change from a dig it up and ship it out economy to a smart, complex, clean manufacturing country without wrecking the joint? Find out at this June 19 meeting.

Please note that we expect this meeting to be fully subscribed and so ask that everyone RSVP separately so that we can keep track of expected attendee numbers.