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The Place of Renewables, Storage, Smart Power, and Nuclear Energy in Australia’s Carbon-constrained Future

Barry Murphy
Barry Murphy

Barry Murphy BSc.App BE(Chem) CSci MBA FIChemE FTSE FAICD.

5.30 for 6 pm Wednesday 28 September 2016.
Engineers Australia Harricks Auditorium, Ground Floor, 8 Thomas Street, Chatswood, NSW.

Meeting hosted by the Nuclear Engineering Panel, Engineers Australia.

Light refreshments will be provided prior to the presentation.

Registration: Engineers Australia Members & Students: Free
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Abstract:
The implications of Australia’s greenhouse challenge, and political commitments to deal with it, will be examined in light of the continued promotion of PV solar and wind to generate clean electricity. Murphy will argue that certain recommendations of the recent SA Royal Commission should be implemented without delay, viz. — removal of legal prohibitions on the development of advanced nuclear power in Australia, plus expert monitoring and review of progress to commercialisation of Small Modular Reactors. He maintains that only by careful comparison of system-wide costs and associated greenhouse gas reductions, can Australia find its way to the optimum mix of generation technologies beyond 2030, and that this analysis should start now.

About Barry Murphy

Barry Murphy is a chemical engineer, and among other things, was previously Chairman and Chief Executive of Caltex Australia Limited, Managing Director and CEO of the Federal Airports Corporation, Inaugural Chairman of Delta Electricity in NSW, Chairman of Natural Fuels Australia Limited, and Chairman of the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, a Chartered Scientist of the UK Science Council, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.