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Accelerating renewables: Transitioning from a fossil fuel-based electricity system to a zero-emissions grid

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 (10:30AM-12:00PM)

Johanna Bowyer and Ashish Fernandes and Dhruba Purkayastha and Ingrid Vila Biaggi

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 (10:30AM-12:00PM) (Livestreamed)

Examining how accelerating the coal and gas phase-out, short and long duration battery storage and what resources are required to get to 100% renewables.

Speakers: Ashish Fernandes, Johanna Bowyer, Dhruba Purkayastha

Moderator: Ingrid Vila Biaggi

Johanna Bowyer

Johanna Bowyer is the Lead Research Analyst for Australian Electricity at IEEFA. Her research is focused on trends in the National Electricity Market, energy policy and decarbonisation.

Prior to joining IEEFA, Johanna researched distribution networks at CSIRO, worked as an engineer at Solar Analytics and Suntech and worked as a management consultant at Kearney.

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Ashish Fernandes

Ashish Fernandes has over two decades of experience on climate and energy issues globally and in India. He established Climate Risk Horizons in 2020 to provide research and economic analysis to drive India's energy transition from dirty to clean, and move India's financial system towards action on the climate crisis.

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Dhruba Purkayastha

Dhruba Purkayastha is the India Director for Climate Policy Initiative, a global non-profit research and advisory institution working on sustainable, green climate finance.

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Ingrid Vila Biaggi

Ingrid M. Vila-Biaggi is Vice President of IEEFA’s Board of Directors. She is an environmental engineer, co-founder and President of CAMBIO, a non-profit organization based in Puerto Rico that designs, promotes and implements sustainable policies and practices.

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