Funding the coming industrial revolution - Grattan Institute

Australia can be a 21st Century industrial success. Climate change provides the imperative; our vast renewable energy and mineral resources provide the opportunity.

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Australia and many other countries have committed to reducing carbon emissions to net zero. Hitting our target will affect every corner of our economy, most profoundly the heavy industry and mining sectors.

Many European countries reduced their emissions by de-industrialising and outsourcing their emissions to China. Australia can follow a different path by supporting export-led industries that can flourish in a net-zero world. The National Reconstruction Fund (NRF) sits squarely on this path.

Tony Wood

Energy and Climate Change Program Director
Tony has been Director of the Energy Program since 2011 after 14 years working at Origin Energy in senior executive roles. From 2009 to 2014 he was also Program Director of Clean Energy Projects at the Clinton Foundation, advising governments in the Asia-Pacific region on effective deployment of large-scale, low-emission energy technologies.

Alison Reeve

Energy and Climate Deputy Program Director
Alison Reeve is the Climate Change and Energy Deputy Program Director at Grattan Institute. She has two decades of experience in climate change, clean energy policy, and technology, in the private, public, academic, and not-for-profit sectors.

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