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Words & Ideas: Alan Finkel

Introducing his new book, Powering Up: Unleashing the Clean Energy Supply Chain

Powering Up: Unleashing the Clean Energy Supply Chain

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Former chief scientist Alan Finkel shares his compelling insights and expertise and makes the case for Australia leading the way in the global transition to clean energy.

The clean energy transition is humanity’s biggest ever economic challenge. In Powering Up, former Australian chief scientist Alan Finkel shows how to remove the barriers that prevent nations transforming from petrostate to electrostate.

Finkel considers the entire supply chain, from raw materials through power infrastructure, the workforce, transportation and household customers. He reveals the outlines of a new geo-economic order and explains in persuasive, practical terms how we can get there.

If governments, investors, industry and consumers get this right over the next three decades, history will judge us as the generation who ushered in the Electric Age and helped to save the planet. The world will be transformed – with Australia, if we seize the opportunity, as a global leader.

Alan Finkel

Alan Finkel was Australia’s chief scientist from 2016 to 2020. He is a neuroscientist, engineer and entrepreneur. He led the 2017 National Electricity Market Review and the 2019 development of the National Hydrogen Strategy and chaired the 2020 panel developing the Low Emissions Technology Roadmap. He is currently a special adviser to the Australian government on low-emissions technologies. 

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