Greens encourage new Chief Scientist to champion renewables

Greens Science spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today welcomed the appointment of Dr Alan Finkel as Chief Scientist and encouraged Dr Finkel to continue to champion renewable energy through his new position.

"The Greens welcome Dr Alan Finkel's appointment as Chief Scientist as a boost to our national discussion about how to electrify Australia," Mr Bandt said.

"Although we differ with him about nuclear power, we hope Dr Finkel's appointment represents a new scientific consensus that coal's days are numbered."

"Australia is well positioned to transition away from coal into clean and safe renewable energy. We encourage Dr Finkel uses his position to champion this transition."

In his position of Chief Scientist, Dr Finkel will join the board of the Climate Change Authority.

Media contact: Adam Pulford, 0429 109 054

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