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Host James Scotland ask John Grimes for the keys to creating sustainable businesses in today’s economy. John mounts a strong argument for moving your business to electric power via solar and batteries. He explains the numbers and the opportunities for business owners – this is an episode full of exciting insights and business ‘nuggets’

James and John discuss electrification of business, of vehicles and of society, and they have a look at business opportunities in the infrastructure build of the transition.

John also explains his view of the new economics of renewables, of power storage and of government support:  It adds up to a great opportunity for business improvement.  

Other issues discussed in this wide-ranging discussion include:

  • The electrification of China
  • Opportunities from the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act
  • What is Smart Energy
  • Is nuclear an option?
  • Australia’s unique role and opportunity in renewable energy systems
  • And much more.

Find out more about John and the Smart Energy Council here.

About John Grimes:

John Grimes was appointed Chief Executive in 2008. He started his career as an officer in the Air Force and went on to found and grow a number of companies, including a startup company he took to a successful listing on the ASX with a market capitalisation in excess of $30m. His most recent company was in the environmental sector with operations in Australia, the US and the Middle East.

James Scotland

After a long career in multiple aspects of supply chain management, corporate training and business advisory, James brings a business improvement mindset to his role as General Manager of Minerals, Energy & Supply Chain Resilience for Ai Group.

A skilled communicator and analyst, James has been involved with Oil & Gas, the mining industry and supply chain across the board for over 25 years.