Policy in the Pub - 5 million switchovers: Getting our Homes off Gas


From: Tuesday November 14, 2023, 5:30 pm

To: Tuesday November 14, 2023, 7:00 pm

Join us for a discussion on gas in Australian homes – and how to transition off it. We will look at the role of household gas within the broader emissions story, what is involved with switching 5 million households to all-electric, and the thorny question of what happens to the gas network.

About the speakers

Esther Suckling is an associate at the Grattan Institute. She is a co-author of the 2023 Grattan report Getting off gas: why, how and who should pay? She previously worked as an intern at the Department of Treasury and Finance, and as a research assistant for Rightlane Consulting. Esther holds a Bachelor of Arts with majors in politics and economics from Melbourne University.

Alison Reeve is the Energy and Climate Fellow at the Grattan Institute. She is a public policy professional with 20 years of experience in climate change and clean energy policy and technology, in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Alison led the development of Australia's National Hydrogen Strategy in 2019, and established the Mission Innovation Hydrogen Challenge, a research, development and demonstration collaboration between 14 countries (2018). Alison has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Queensland and a Masters of Public Policy with distinction from the Australian National University.



Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023
Time: 6pm and runs until approximately 7pm. Attendees welcome to arrive from 5:30pm to enjoy drinks downstairs (at own cost)
Cost: Free of charge

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