29 Oct 2018 06:30pm to 08:00pm

Jay Weatherill on South Australia's journey to a renewable energy future

Seminar
Event Location
Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Swanston Street
Carlton VIC 3010
Australia
Speakers
Jay Weatherill
Jay Weatherill served as the 45th Premier of South Australia and is the South Australian Labor Party’s longest continuous serving Minister of the Crown. He was first elected to Parliament in 2002. Jay led the transformation of the South Australian economy, responding to major shocks...

Jay Weatherill was Premier of South Australia from 2011 to 2018, establishing the state as the nation's clean energy leader, dramatically cutting the state's carbon emissions and opening new business opportunities.

 

His fierce advocacy for clean energy provoked opposition, most famously when he went head-to-head with then Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg, in a garage in suburban Adelaide, arguing the case for what South Australia had achieved.

 

After six months out of the top job, Mr Weatherill will give his first public address on this topic, reflecting on the lessons of his time in office and how South Australia's achievements could point the way forward for the transition to clean energy around the country.

 

This event is jointly hosted by the Australian Wind Alliance, The Australian-German Climate and Energy College and the Energy Transition Hub.

 

 

 

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