NERA CEO Miranda Taylor talks with Matthew Warren, the author of the recently released book, ‘Blackout: how is energy-rich Australia running out of electricity?’

In their discussion they cover the history of Australia’s energy and electricity systems, the ways in which the electricity network has grown and how some of the recent changes to the network are leading to instability and the blackouts that form the title of the book.

In this episode we talk with Professor Mariano Ianuzzi, the director of the Curtin Corrosion Center and Chevron and Woodside chair in corrosion.
We discuss the forms corrosion take and the challenges it presents to all industries, along with the center’s work undertaking industry led research into the prevention and management of corrosion.

In this episode NERA CEO Miranda Taylor talks with Professor Peta Ashworth of the University of Queensland about Peta’s recently completed initial research into energy literacy. Peta is highly regarded for her expertise in the energy field, communication and stakeholder engagement and has been researching public attitudes to climate and energy technologies for the past ten years.

Western Australian Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken talks about his background as a researcher before he was appointed to the Chief Scientist’s role, his passion for STEM and inclusion in our modern society. We also talked about the opportunities available to the state and the nation through the move to renewable energy and the need for Australia to pursue more value adding manufacturing in its resources sector.

This episode features a discussion with Lee Thompson and John Trent of Cape. Cape as they are still known in Australia or Altrad more internationally are a maintenance services provider to the resources sector with some very innovative technologies. The conversation focused on two new pieces of technology Cape are introducing to the Australian market, one for removing accumulated sand from process separators while the separator is still on line, the other for cleaning the inside of caissons.