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Sydney Ideas - Making the new energy system fair

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A Sydney Ideas forum co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute

What conceptual framework should we be reaching for in trying to build a renewable energy system that is fair? What are the opportunities that exist for democratising the ownership and control of energy generation in the shift to a new system based on renewables? What might a genuinely ‘progressive energy’ system look like, that takes into account differences in citizens’ ‘capacity to cope’ with extreme weather, and takes into account the double penalty suffered by poorer Australians who tend to live in areas afflicted by more extreme temperatures and must pay a larger proportion of their incomes to cool their homes? How could representation on energy boards be shared around? What might a policy for fair access to green public space look like?

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Dr. Amanda Cahill, Director and Founder, Centre for Social Change
Godfrey Moase, Ass General Branch Secretary, National Union of Workers
Maria Cirillo, Acting National Director, Solar Citizens

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Professor Christopher Wright, University of Sydney Business School


Part three of the Living in a Warming World series convened by Dr Frances Flanagan.

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