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Jay Weatherill to speak in Melbourne


Jay Weatherill in conversation with Adam Morton

South Australia's journey to a renewable energy future

Jay Weatherill

Monday 29th October, 6.30 pm - 8 pm 

Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Swanston Street
Room B02
Parkville, VIC 3052


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 the 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.

Adam Morton is one of Australia's leading journalists on clean energy, climate change and environment. He writes as freelance journalist for publications including Guardian Australia, the BBC, Nature and Climate Home. He is a former environment editor, society editor and senior writer at The Age.

The event is jointly hosted by the Australian Wind Alliance and the Energy Transition Hub, and will include time for audience Q & A.


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