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There are many opportunities for renewable energy projects in the Latrobe Valley to replace baseload generation and employment following the closure of Hazelwood. Floating solar, wind and hydro projects have been proposed by experienced engineers in the area. Chris Barfoot is an innovator, industrial chemist, engineer and scientist with 33 years experience in the State Electricity Commission Victoria and the subsequent privatized Electricity Generation companies concluding on the 31st March 2017 with the closure of Hazelwood Power Station. Specializing in project management and business development he brings a unique and enthusiastic perspective to “transition’ and the renewable economy. He will be joined by Dr Baher Zaghlool, a senior civil engineer and former director of Downer Engineering and SMEC, who is now a strong advocate of community energy. The speakers proudly work with:

Baw Baw Sustainability Network (BBSN)

Gippsland Climate Change Network

Mirboo North Community Energy Hub

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 5 June 2017

McCoy Building

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

Getting there: Take any tram on Swanston Street and get off at Stop 1, Melbourne University.
Entry to building is on south side of Elgin St up the ramp and through the automatic doors.
Entry: Gold coin donation

All welcome.
Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI), our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for supporting us in bringing you this event.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub next door to continue the discussion after 8pm!

Read: About the BZE Discussion Group

For those who can’t attend you will find the video recording of this event on the BZE YouTube Channel and via a link on this page.