Griffith Hack Clean & Sustainable Technologies


Australian energy scenarios: predicting uncertainty by Griffith Hack
June 19, 2009, 11:16 am
Filed under: Feature

Professor Frank Larkins, Chief Scientist, Energy (Department of Primary Industries) and Professor Emeritus in the School of Chemisty, University of Melbourne.

At a recent Griffith Hack Clean and Sustainable Technologies seminar Professor Larkins discussed why meeting Australia’s future energy demand in a clean and sustainable manner will be a significant challenge. He looked at some of the key uncertainties facing energy planners.

In considered: demand projections, resource availability, regulatory environment, infrastructure investment, climate impacts, technological advances, community attitudes and international developments.

Professor Larkins has published more than 200 papers in the fields of theoretical chemical physics, catalysis, coal chemistry, materials and fuel science.

He holds a wealth of experience in the science and energy sector with previous appointments at Melbourne University having included: Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dean of Science and Dean of Land and Food Resources. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and of Oxford University as well as being a Victorian Rhodes Scholar, Wadham College Senior Scholar, Queen Elizabeth II Fellow and Fulbright Senior Scholar. He has held academic appointments at Battelle Institute, Columbus, USA, Monash, Tasmania, Oregon and Melbourne Universities.

To view slides from Professor Larkins’ presentation Click Here

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