Renewable forms of energy – and how they are a key element in delivering an energy-efficient future for South Australians – will be the focus of the latest Fearless Conversation, to be held on Wednesday 27 October at 10.30am.
Mark Gregory, Vice-President, Corporate Services at Flinders University will be joined by Kristin Raman, head of strategy and innovation for the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, Adam Hammersley, Project Manager EPC, SIMEC Energy Australia and Rebecca Knoll, Chief Executive, South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) for the panel discussion, which will examine how hydrogen – together with a mix of other renewable forms of energy – can play an “incredible part” in the drive towards zero emissions.
Ms Raman is optimistic that Australia’s target of net zero emissions by 2050 is a realistic goal.
“We’re targeting net zero emissions through our network by 2040 … but we’re really pushing ourselves to do it as soon as we can,” she says.
“I’m forever an optimist, so I’m going to say ‘yes’ and that we’ve got incredibly smart people and even more of a focus on it these days.”
Chris Russell, energy and economics reporter for The Advertiser, will moderate the panel, which will also discuss SA’s nuclear power future, carbon capture, drilling in the Great Australian Bight and finding the right balance between mining and agriculture.
You can watch and listen to the Fearless Conversations here.