[ASC-media] ANU Media Alert: The Challenge of Low Carbon Innovation

Jane O'Dwyer jane.odwyer at anu.edu.au
Thu Oct 19 06:40:42 CEST 2006

News from The Australian National University

UK climate change heavyweight, Cambridge University/Imperial College
Professor Michael Grubb - also Chief Economist at the UK Carbon Trust -
will give a lecture at The Australian National University tomorrow on
the economics of low carbon technology innovation. The lecture, hosted
by the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies and the ANU
Institute for the Environment, will take place from 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm.
The talk is highly relevant to the choices Australia faces now on future
energy technology, greenhouse gas policy and climate change. 

Professor Grubb will focus on the challenge of low carbon innovation,
spanning from global scenarios to the practical experience of low carbon
innovation policy in the UK.  He will draw on results of the Innovation
Modeling Comparison Project, which looks at how innovation processes are
incorporated in economic models and the resulting impact on costs and
strategies for atmospheric stabilisation. 

He will also examine the practical aspects of industrial innovation in
the industrial sector, the nature of policies designed to foster low
carbon innovation, and the  experience of the Carbon Trust as the UK's
lead institution  for developing and commercialising low carbon
technologies.   Finally, the talk will consider the relationship of
innovation and investment to emerging carbon markets, drawing upon the
experience to date of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

Professor Grubb is a leading international researcher on the economic
and policy dimensions of climate change and energy policy issues
including renewable energy sources. He is currently Senior Research
Associate at Cambridge University, Chief Economist at the UK Carbon
Trust, a Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London and an
Associate Fellow at Chatham House. 

WHAT: Lecture by Professor Michael Grubb, "Economics of low carbon
technology innovation"

WHEN: Friday Oct 20, 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm 

WHERE: CRES seminar room, Level 5, W.K Hancock Building (Bldg 43),
Biology Place, ANU

For further information or to arrange interview
ANU Media Office - Jane O'Dwyer 02 6125 5001 or 0416 249 231

Jane O'Dwyer
Media Manager
The Australian National University
T: 02 6125 5001
F: 02 6125 8255
M: 0416 249 231
W: www.anu.edu.au/media

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