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Environmental Science Series


Electricity generation – changing for the future



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In this session, we will explore the science of renewable energy technologies, and their environmental impact.

Victoria is progressing towards a renewable energy target of 25 per cent renewable energy by 2020. As we increase our use of renewable energy, developments in science and technology are key to helping us meet our targets, and achieve better outcomes for public health and the environment.

  • Are you keen to know how science and technology is building resilient and reliable energy networks?
  • Do you want to know more about the latest energy storage and distribution solutions?
  • Do you want to know more about the environmental benefits of renewables as well as how to prepare for emerging challenges?

Whether you're newly interested in renewable energy or working in the field, all are welcome to join the discussion and find out more about this rapidly growing area.

Join us with Dr Jill Cainey – chemist, climatologist and energy storage expert – to hear about the latest renewable energy technologies, scientific and environmental challenges, and the future of Victoria's renewable energy network.

When: Tuesday 6 August 2019
Where: Victoria University City Convention Centre, Melbourne.

Event times:
Live audience:
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - registration and networking (a light lunch will be provided).
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - presentation and Q&A (includes Auslan interpreter).

Livestream:
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - presentation and Q&A (includes Auslan interpreter).

Register for the livestream or to attend in person.

 Speaker bio: Dr Jill Cainey

As a climate scientist working in energy, Jill is facilitating the transition to a low-carbon energy future. She brings a wealth of experience in working with electricity networks to address regulatory and market challenges that need to be resolved to support the reliable and resilient provision of sustainable electricity.

 

 

 Dr Andrea HinwoodSpeaker bio: Dr Andrea Hinwood

Dr Andrea Hinwood was appointed as Victoria's first Chief Environmental Scientist in 2017.

Dr Hinwood is an accomplished environmental scientist with specialist expertise in environmental exposures and human health.

Dr Hinwood was previously an Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University and held appointments as a member and Deputy Chair of the Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia and a sessional member of the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia.

EPA’s Environmental Science Seminar Series

The Environmental Science Seminar Series are free public events addressing issues which affect the environment of Melbourne and Victoria. Each event explores how science is, or can be, used to reduce the impact of these issues. Guest speakers provide insights into environmental science topics such as air quality, the impact of urban green areas, transport, planning, noise and water quality. All events are livestreamed.

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