Online Forum: Vic Climate Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense disruption to our society. While we’re all working together to flatten the curve, game-changing climate solutions are taking shape in Victoria.

Friends of the Earth Melbourne are pleased to hold a special forum to showcase some of the exciting renewable energy projects that are on the cards and how to make them happen.

Join us on Wednesday 13 May to hear from renewable energy sector experts and FoE’s grassroots campaigners about how Victoria can be the national leader on climate solutions.


Penny Howard, PhD is the National Research Officer at the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and has played a critical role in developing the union's campaign for offshore wind and climate jobs. The MUA represents dock workers, seafarers and workers in the coal export and offshore oil and gas industry and participates in the climate movement. Penny is also the author of ‘Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea: ‘Working the Ground in Scotland’.

Peter Marriott is the Director of OSMI, a renewable energy company seeking to build the Latrobe Valley’s first ever wind farm. Peter has been involved in the renewable energy sector for a decade. He will present the vision of the Delburn wind farm and the benefits it can bring the Latrobe Valley.

Kristina Yan is a Project Manager for Neoen in the Victorian Development Team. With 10 years of experience in the industry, Kristina has worked on large scale solar and wind farms and is currently project managing a community-led solar farm in the Goorambat region.


Anna Langford is a campaigner with FoE's Act on Climate collective. Anna cut her teeth on the Gasfield Free Victoria campaign and is a co-founder of the Act on Climate campaign. Anna has been a leading voice in efforts to secure science-based Emissions Reduction Targets in Victoria.

Pat Simons is FoE’s Yes 2 Renewables coordinator. Pat played a key role ensuring the passage of the Victorian Renewable Energy Target through the state parliament and is focused on establishing a jobs-rich offshore wind sector in Australia.


Please RSVP secure your spot and receive information for how to join us on the day. 
The event will be held online via Zoom, so please download and familiarise yourself with the program before the event. 
May 13, 2020 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Online - Your lounge room
Pat Simons, Yes 2 Renewables Coordinator ·

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