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Will clean energy kill coal? What is happening around the world

The Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland is hosting a lunchtime seminar to discuss the global technology, market and investment trends driving the pace of the transition to clean energy, and what this change might do to the coal sector. The discussion will be led by Brad Hopkins, a Director in KPMG’s Brisbane office, and will take place on Wednesday 26 October 2016 from 12-1PM at the Global Change Institute, St Lucia. See the link below for details and to register to attend.

‘The global energy markets are in a period of significant and unprecedented change. Coal has long been a staple of the energy markets and a fundamental part Queensland’s economy but has fallen from favour in many markets. A global transition away from thermal coal could damage the communities dependent on thermal coal extraction and generation and will impact the broader Queensland economy.

‘The likelihood and pace of this clean energy roll out is uncertain and the recent events in the South Australian energy markets are symptomatic of challenges facing many energy markets around the world. Political leaders are asking whether an accelerated transition away from fossil fuels is desirable or even possible.

‘This seminar will look at the global technology, market and investment trends driving the pace of the transition to clean energy and what this might do to the coal sector. This seminar will focus on market and investment trends rather than on the lively political and ethical debates around the role of coal as an energy source.’

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