UQ's photovoltaic solar installation at Gatton
UQ's photovoltaic solar installation at Gatton
9 June 2017

The University of Queensland has a range of experts available to talk to journalists on Dr Alan Finkel's Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market.

Journalists should contact the experts direct:

Professor Chris Greig, director of the UQ Energy Initiative and UQ’s Dow Centre, led a cross-UQ submission to the Finkel Review. chris.greig@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3346 3828.

Professor Simon Bartlett, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, has 40 years’ experience in electricity transmission and generation, and is an expert in power systems security. He holds the Powerlink Australian Chair in Electricity Transmission at UQ.  
simon.bartlett@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3365 3755. 

Professor Karen Hussey, Global Change Institute, can discuss climate change and environment policy.
k.hussey@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3443 3154.

Professor John Quiggin, School of Economics, can discuss environmental and energy economics, production economics, economic growth theory, and policy on topics including climate change, micro-economic reform, privatisation and employment policy. 
j.quiggin@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3346 9646.

Associate Professor Martina Linnenluecke, School of Business

Climate change and business sustainability

m.linnenluecke@business.uq.edu.au, 0423 916 037

Professor Hal Gurgenci, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, can comment on the new requirement for the large-scale renewable plants to have storage or back-up and the implications for the Australian renewable power landscape.

h.gurgenci@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3365 3607, 0421 109 938, http://gurgenci.blogspot.com.au/

Professor Andrew Garnett director UQ Centre for Coal Seam Gas, affiliate professor School of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.

a.garnett@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3346 7017.

Search for other experts on the UQ Experts Guide.

UQ Communications, communications@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3346 7086. Experts' mobile numbers available on request.