In this article in Friday’s Age, I discuss the immense opportunities for the Australian state of Victoria’s transition to net zero-emissions. The COP26 outcomes, the AEMO draft plan & the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee’s recent report on the energy supply sector all point to improving economic & technological conditions for change.

We can also learn from history. 100 years ago, Victoria was building a self-sufficient electricity system under the leadership of Sir John Monash. Today, leadership is equally vital for climate policy that accelerates transition to renewables, storage & net-zero generally.

‘Melburn’, not ‘Mel-born’