Simon Holmes à Court is an energy transition expert. He's a Senior Advisor to at the Climate Energy College at Melbourne University, sits on the board of the Smart Energy Council and spends a lot of his time on twitter correcting the likes of Josh Frydenberg and Chris Uhlmann when they say silly wrong things about climate and energy issues issues.
In this conversation (recorded on an unseasonably warm April day), Simon talks me through the influence of fossil fuel money, the dumb culture war between coal and renewables, why he's a climate optimist and what the parties are offering in this climate election.
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My show ENOUGH has just four shows left at the Melbourne Comedy Festival
Plus I’m doing my play #KWANDA which is also good and funny! Just 2 shows left
ENOUGH is coming to Sydney Comedy Festival for 4 shows only
Simon's writing at The Guardian
Simon's writing on medium
Article: No, Minister Canavan, coal will not be king for 20 more years
Article: Australia's energy policy is a tangled mess built on a foundation of lies
Cause of the Week: Margo Kingston's #IndependentsDay for Climate Change Action on chuffed.org