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FIRST FUEL EPISODE 10: Swiss army knife of stimulus with Michael Liebreich

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Recorded: Wednesday 1 July 2020, at the National Summit for energy efficiency and Australia's economic recovery.

Energy efficiency's moment has come. For anyone confused or bemused by the elevation of energy efficiency as a key stimulus priority, this article is essential reading.

Penned by Michael Liebreich, our keynote speaker at Wednesday's National Summit: Energy efficiency and Australia's economic recovery, the article lays out the case in a cogent, considered and compelling way.

"In summary, by the end of 2019, there was a real sense that things were finally starting to happen in the historically off-Broadway world of energy efficiency. Now, suddenly, Covid-19 is pulling energy efficiency to the beating heart of global policymaking."

Michael makes many great points, especially around the role of energy efficiency in lowering carbon intensity so we have the headroom we need to drive economic growth on the other side of this crisis. 

Michael and Energy Efficiency Council CEO, Luke Menzel, discussed all this and more at the summit - the conversation is not to be missed!

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