49th Annual Essington Lewis Memorial Lecture – “Will decarbonisation lose it's social licence?” by Chris Carr
Join the Adelaide Branch for their 49th Annual Essington Lewis Memorial Lecture – “Will decarbonisation lose its social licence?” by Chris Carr.
About this event
There are more reasons to decarbonise than simply the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Energy transition is a key part of decarbonisation but requires a balance of both reduction of supply and demand. Excessive restriction of fossil fuel supply in advance of, or to cause a reduction in demand, may have devastating consequences on the world’s economies to the point where energy transition loses its appeal or “social licence to decarbonise”.
Speaker Chris Carr's belief is that energy transition can only be truly effective through demand substitution so that fossil fuels are no longer sought and energy is available in other forms - a more subtle but effective decarbonisation strategy. This lecture will expand on these concepts and perhaps convince the audience of their merits through some real world experiences and common sense.
The Essington Lewis Memorial Lecture is held in memory of Essington Lewis (1881-1961), Past Chairman and General Manager of BHP.
This is the 49th Annual lecture held by the Adelaide Branch of the AusIMM, and is financially supported by BHP.
5.30pm - 6.00pm: Arrival and pre-event networking
6.00pm - 7.00pm: Presentation
7.00pm - onwards: Networking, canapes and drinks
6.00pm - 7.00pm ACDT: Livestream presentation
BE (Mining), MBA (Tech Mgt), MSc (Min Eco), FAusIMM(CP), FIEAust, GAICD, RPEQ
Chris is currently Head of Technical Services for IGO, where he leads underground mine electrification and site power decarbonisation studies, and is also a director of the AusIMM.
National Wine Centre
Corner of Hackney Rd &, Botanic St,
Adelaide SA 5000
Monday, 16 October 2023
5.30pm – 8.30pm (UTC+09:30)