Resolving The Emissions Debate
Dr Hugh Saddler will talk about an alliance between technical capacity and institutional arrangements.
On the one hand, technical changes to Australian energy supply and demand are technically feasible. On the other hand, institutional and policy changes are required for those technical changes to be realised.
Dr Saddler will aim to situate this within the context of existing and foreseeable political and institutional arrangements, rather than positing some sort of hypothetical ‘war-time footing’ scenario.
Dr Hugh Saddler BSc, PhD, is Managing Director of Sustainability Advice Team Pty Ltd, Principal Consultant, pitt&sherry, and Adjunct Professor, Crawford School of Economics and Government and Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University.
Dr. Saddler is the Managing Director of Sustainability Advice Team Pty Ltd, a new company established in January 2011 as the vehicle for the energy auditing and advice services of the former Energy Strategies. At the same time, the policy consulting business of Energy Strategies became part of pitt&sherry, a national engineering and environmental consulting business. Hugh had established Energy Strategies in 1982, as a consultancy company specialising in the fields of energy, environment and technology economics and policy.
He was a member of the former Experts Group on Emissions Trading, established in 1998 by the previous Australian government. Between 1991 and 1995 he was a member of the board of ACT Electricity and Water. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Australian Institute of Energy, and a member of the International Association for Energy Economics.
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