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OERC Seminar: COVID-19 disruption and new energy future – Greg Sise

Greg Sise talks about current and future developments in the electricity sector including the closure of the Tiwai aluminium smelter, the proposal for pumped hydro at Lake Onslow, and how we might get to 100% renewable electricity.

COVID-19 has turned all aspects of our world upside down. Our ‘normal’ lives in lockdown would not have been imaginable just months earlier. Energy systems have been significantly affected by COVID-19. Industrial and commercial electricity demand has been significantly reduced and the demand for transport fuel has shrunk dramatically.

As we emerge from lockdown, it is critical to question what our experiences during the lockdown might mean for how we re-imagine and reconstruct our future ‘new normal’.

In this OERC seminar series we invite a range of speakers from across the energy system – from industry, academics, community groups and government to reflect on what lessons we can draw from the COVID-19 pandemic that might help to accelerate a transition to a zero-carbon energy future in NZ. This series will consist of a 20 minute talk by speakers followed by 30 minutes of discussion.

Date Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentCentre for Sustainability
LocationZoom: https://otago.zoom.us/j/511405452
Password: 582894
CostFree
Contact NameMary-Jane Campbell
Contact Emailoercadmin@otago.ac.nz

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