News Corp Australia will hold its inaugural Future Energy Summit in Sydney on September 15 to discuss how the nation will keep the lights on and prices under control as it transitions to renewable energy.
The Future Energy Summit will bring together decision-makers and industry leaders to deliberate on the challenges, opportunities and pathways towards the government’s commitment to reduce emissions by 43 per cent by 2030 and put pressure on energy generators to accelerate Australia’s production of cleaner energy.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will deliver the keynote address. He will be joined at the Summit by speakers including Office of Hydrogen Power South Australia chief executive officer Sam Crafter; Alinta Energy chief executive officer Jeff Dimery; Australian Energy Council chief executive Sarah McNamara; and Grattan Institute Energy Program Director Tony Wood.
News Corp Australia’s Publishing Board Chairman Jason Scott said: “News Corp Australia is well positioned to lead important debates through our traditional role of hosting the contest of different ideas that form the national conversation.
“The Future Energy series highlights the importance of our future energy needs and, like the national Bush Summit and our focus on improving education outcomes for all Australians, we are keeping our audiences informed about the issues that matter most.”
The event will conclude a week-long Future Energy editorial series by News Corp Australia’s state mastheads, which commenced on Sunday, September 10, exploring the energy roadmap as Australia transitions to a broader mix of energy sources to power homes, transport and businesses.
The Advertiser’s Editor Gemma Jones is leading the editorial series and said: “Australia is at a critical moment, net zero by 2050 is legislated so the country is committed to that path.
“Decarbonisation of the economy is an enormous undertaking. The energy transition will touch every aspect of Australian life and it is important people understand the consequences, which include both challenges and opportunities.
“It is important also that power is affordable and we will be gathering some of the best minds in the country who are committed to that outcome.”
The Future Energy Summit will be livestreamed here.