Alan Finkel
Alan Finkel

Alan Finkel was appointed Australia’s chief scientist in 2016. He is a neuroscientist, engineer and entrepreneur. He led the 2017 National Electricity Market Review and the 2019 development of the National Hydrogen Strategy, and chaired the 2020 panel developing the low-emissions technology roadmap.

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Cover of Quarterly Essay 81. Blue text that reads: ALAN FINKEL ON GETTING TO ZERO–AUSTRALIA'S ENERGY TRANSMISSION
Australia’s energy transition

The world is overheating, and despite good intentions and significant efforts, emissions increase nearly every year. The challenge is immense, but there are solutions.