Aurecon and UQ: the challenges of transitioning to a low carbon future

December 4, 2019

Professor Peta Ashworth and Aurecon’s Paul Gleeson discuss the challenges of transitioning to a low-carbon future in Australia. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2LreTtD Australia’s energy sector is experiencing an opportunity never seen before: consumers now have the opportunity to take control of energy costs and transition to a low-carbon future by being an active participant in Australia’s energy market. With increasing energy prices, a consumer-driven desire to lower carbon emissions and the absence of bipartisan government policy, Australia risks falling behind both developed and developing nations as technology and investor preferences transform the sector globally. In this video, we provide insights into the role that key players in the industry can perform in modelling a just transition. Professor Peta Ashworth, Chair of Sustainable Energy Futures at the University of Queensland and coordinator of the Master of Sustainable Energy program, is widely recognised for her expertise in the energy field and has joined forces with Aurecon to challenge the status quo of how industry and education engage to lead change. Paul Gleeson leads Aurecon’s Energy, Resources & Manufacturing business across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, pursuing opportunities to innovate as each industry undergoes rapid change. He has worked on significant projects in the Australian energy market; advising on the successful acquisition of TransGrid, the development, design and delivery of Australia’s largest solar farms, and the ongoing implementation of the South Australian energy plan, which led to the installation of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery.

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