A climate change funder group event — members only
Have you heard of green hydrogen — Australia’s next big export commodity — but aren’t sure what it is? Or what needs to happen to realise its potential? In this session we will explore what, why and how Australia can turn our abundant renewable resources into this emerging clean energy export commodity. Importantly we will explore the role that philanthropy can play to turbo charge this energy revolution. We will be joined by Simon Holmes à Court, AEGN member and Advisor at the Energy Transition Hub and Miriam Lyons, Co-Director of the Australian Energy Transformation Program at the Sunrise Project.
- Simon Holmes à Court of the Trimtab Foundation is a Board Director of the AEGN. He helped establish the Australian community energy movement, as founding chair of Hepburn Wind, the country’s first community-owned wind farm. Simon is senior advisor to the Energy Transition Hub at Melbourne University and writes regularly about all aspects of Australia’s energy revolution. Simon began his career as a software engineer in Silicon Valley during the first dotcom wave and shortly after returning to Australia in 2001 built and sold Observant, a precision farm water management company.
- Miriam Lyons is Co-Director of the Australian Energy Transformation Program at the Sunrise Project. Miriam has over 20 years of experience as a campaigner, policy analyst, writer and commentator. She has held a variety of leadership roles — most recently as Organising Director and Climate Justice Campaigns Director at GetUp, where she led a number of highly successful campaigns. She is a Fellow and former CEO of the Centre for Policy Development, which she co-founded in 2007. She is the co-author of Governomics (MUP 2015), has contributed to several publications and co-edited the books ‘Pushing Our Luck’ and ‘More Than Luck’. She has been a frequent guest on various television and radio programs, including Q&A and The Drum. Earlier roles include Policy Editor for NewMatilda.com, researching freedom of speech in East Timor, and organising ideas festivals.
The climate change funder group meets monthly, usually on the second Tuesday of each month. Connect with funders across Australia who share your passion for action on climate change. Funder groups provide an opportunity to develop lasting relationships, share your success stories, grow the impact of your funding and find collaboration opportunities.