Sydney Ideas - Renewable Reinvention: Global Green Shift?

27 September 2017


Renewable Reinvention - Global Green Shift?

What does a renewable energy future look like?

Presented with the Sydney Environment Institute

Global energy markets are in process of rapid change and transformation. Over the last decade, renewable energy technologies like solar and wind have become dramatically cheaper and now challenge the economics of traditional fossil-fuel energy systems. Added to this, the catastrophic implications of human-induced climate disruption are forcing governments to seriously embrace decarbonisation as demonstrated in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. However, the US Government’s recent rejection of clean energy legislation and proposed expansion of coal, oil and gas highlight how the old fossil fuel order is not giving up without a fight and there are countervailing trends evident in current political battles over energy and climate.

This Sydney Ideas event will bring together three expert speakers on the potential for renewable reinvention and a global green shift. What are the opportunities and challenges Australia and the world face in the coming decade as we try to kick our fossil fuel habit and embrace a cleaner, more sustainable energy future?


  • Professor John Mathews, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University in Sydney
  • Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC)
  • Professor Tony Vassallo, Delta Electricity Chair in Sustainable Energy Development, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology, University of Sydney
  • Chair: Professor Christopher Wright, Professor of Organisational Studies, University of Sydney

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Event details

Sydney Ideas - Renewable Reinvention: Global Green Shift?

Where Law School Foyer
Eastern Avenue
University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
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27 September 2017

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