Dr Alan Finkel - 'POWERING UP: Unleashing the Clean Energy Supply Chain'

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The Melbourne Energy Institute is pleased to host the launch of Dr Alan Finkel's new book POWERING UP: Unleashing the Clean Energy Supply Chain.

The former Chief Scientist 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, 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.

Copies of Powering Up will be available for purchase at the venue with book signings after the event.


Date: Monday, 19 June 2023
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm AEST
Venue: Forum 1 & 2, Mezzanine Level, Melbourne Connect, 700 Swanston St Melbourne, VIC 3052



This event is in-person only. It will not be recorded.


Dr Alan Finkel AC FTSE

Dr Finkel is a neuroscientist, engineer and entrepreneur. As Australia’s Chief Scientist from 2016 to 2020, he developed the National Hydrogen Strategy and the Low Emissions Technology Roadmap.

He was chair of the 2022 Sydney Energy Forum, an international meeting on the rapid transition to clean energy.


Professor Michael Brear
Director, Melbourne Energy Institute

Michael Brear is a mechanical engineer and the Director of the Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI) at the University of Melbourne. MEI facilitates the University’s research on the technical, economic, environmental and social impacts of energy.

Michael is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, the Combustion Institute, Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Energy. He previously established the University’s multi-disciplinary degree, the Master of Energy Systems. Prior to commencing at the University of Melbourne, Michael worked for ICI Australia (now Orica), and then undertook graduate studies at Cambridge University and post-doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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