THE ACT GOVT / ANU SOLAR ORATION
Energy in society can be thought of as being in a state of global civil war, with a light side and a dark side and many sideless people caught in the crossfire.
In this metaphor, the battered solar industry can be thought of as a vital army at the centre of the conflict. The light side has started to win in recent years, after decades of losing. But the outcome is still not certain, and any final victory may yet be hollow.
There is no drama with bigger stakes in the world today. Neither has there ever been before, across the arc of human history.
Simon Corbell, formerly the ACT Environment Minister, will welcome and introduce the speaker.
About the speaker
Jeremy Leggett is a social entrepreneur and author of The Carbon War and Half Gone. He is founder and chairman of Solarcentury, an international solar solutions company, and founder and Chairman of SolarAid, an African solar lighting charity set up with five percent of Solarcentury’s annual profit’s.
An Entrepreneur of the Year at the New Energy Awards, he has been described by the Observer as 'Britain’s most respected green energy boss'. He was the first Hillary Laureate for International Leadership in Climate Change, is a CNN Principal Voice, and winner of a Gothenburg Prize.
He chairs the financial-sector think tank CarbonTracker and the solar generator company Firefly Solar. He lectures on short courses in business and society at the universities of Cambridge and St Gallen.
THIS EVENT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY NETWORKING DRINKS AND FINGER FOOD SPONSORED BY THE ACT GOVERNMENT.