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This is the final episode of ‘What on Earth...’ for now.  Over the summer break we did a strategic review and we’ve decided to take a break for now- we’ve covered the key issues many times and a short break will give provide an opportunity for the issues to develop before we re-analyse.

The good news is the monthly ‘What on Earth...’ will be replaced by a new monthly podcast addressing the broad issues of Industry Development and Industry Policy. Stay tuned.

In this last episode, Paul is unavailable so James and Tennant look at the year ahead in the transition to the post carbon Australia.

  • Tennant gives a detailed review of the UN Climate Conference in Dubai, what he learnt by attending and what it means for Australai.
  • The two discuss the Federal Government plans for a Climate Related Final Disclosure reporting process.
  • The proposal for Fuel Efficiency Standard for Australia and National Emission Targets.
  • And much more.

It’s a fascinating episode and well worth the listen.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our program. It’s been a pleasure to bring you our opinions and analysis. Let’s talk again, soon.

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 Supply Chain Resilience for Ai Group. A skilled communicator and adviser, James has been involved with Oil & Gas, the Defence industry and supply chain across the board for over 40 years.

James has a Masters degree in International Management and a partially completed Doctor of Business Administration. He says he'll get around to finishing it when he retires. 

    Tennant Reed

    Tennant Reed is Director - Climate Change and Energy at Ai Group.  He has worked on these issues since 2008, advising Ai Group’s Leaders’ Group on Energy and Climate Policy; coordinating joint research and advocacy with wider energy stakeholders; facilitating the Australian Climate Roundtable; developing reports on energy prices, carbon border adjustments and business energy use; reviewing emissions targets for the State of Victoria; and closely observing international climate negotiations.

    Paul Hodgson

    Paul Hodgson is an advisor in innovation, the energy transition and economic growth with diverse experience and insights gained over a 30 year career. Amongst his current roles, he is Interim CEO of the Scaling Green Hydrogen Cooperative Research Centre Bid, a member of the Australian Government’s Low Emissions Technology and Services Working Group, and a Non-Executive Director of Queensland Manufacturing Institute Ltd.

    With a Bachelor of International Business and a Master of Sustainable Development, he is passionate about developing and connecting local talent and enterprise capability into global ESG and net zero market opportunities. From 2019-2021, he led the development of a national hydrogen technology cluster network, which now has 18 regional clusters across Australia.