In this series, ‘Three minutes on,’ we respond to what people are talking about on any given day. Today we hear from Solgen Energy Group Chief Executive Officer David Brown and his thoughts on the recently combined Energy and Environment portfolios and where renewable energy sits in that discussion.

We see obvious synergies and benefits when considering the environment in relation to energy needs. Our push at Solgen Energy Group is about the value of energy – clean energy from supply to storage – so promoting the strong relationship, that can and should occur, between the environment and energy makes perfect sense.
Earlier this year, under the former resources and energy portfolio, the government asked CSIRO to complete a low Emissions Technology roadmap to help facilitate growth in clean technology and energy production. Solar generation hinges on new technology and climate commitments need clean solar energy production – this is a great example of the two portfolios working better as one.

We are excited about what can be achieved in this industry with the Clean Energy Council (CEC) and a Minister with a broadened portfolio. CEC Chief Executive Kane Thornton stated “Australia has a big challenge and opportunity in transitioning its energy sector to a cleaner, more modern system, and it’s critical that climate policy and energy policy are all pulling in the same direction,” and at Solgen, we agree.

Today, renewable energy amplifies our conversations around the environment, climate change commitments and new innovation.

– Solgen Energy Group Chief Executive Officer David Brown

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