Alan Finkel: how a late-night phonecall in 2016 triggered ‘incredible progress’on clean energy

December 14th, 2020

Australasian Science, Other, 09/12/2020
Like so much of what I have done as Australia’s Chief Scientist, the electricity market review of 2017 was unexpected. I was driving home after delivering a speech late one night in October 2016 when then federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg called and asked if I would chair a review of the National Electricity Market. […] But many of the high-profile tasks have arrived unexpectedly the energy and low-emissions technology work, helping CSIRO with its report on climate and disaster resilience, and my work this year to help secure ICU ventilators and most recently, to review testing, contact tracing and outbreak management in the coronavirus pandemic.

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