What are the alternatives to fossil fuels? What do sustainable energy systems look like? What are the job and economic prospects of renewable energy? What is a just transition? What does it take to move from a fossil fuel reliant and corporate-driven system to a fair and sustainable society of resilient communities?
Come listen to our inspiring speakers: author Dr Terrence Loomis (10:30am), Parihaka Pā Renewable Energy Project researchers Josh Curd and Tihikura Hohaia (11:30am), Ecotricity Director Al Yates (1pm), Greens former co-leader Jeannette Fizsimons and peace movement activist Joanna Santa Barbara (1:45pm).
Take part in our public forum (2:30-4pm): Just Transition off Fossil Fuels - Can we do it? Panellists include Rosemary Penwarden (co-author of Jobs After Coal), Michael Lawley (Taranaki renewable energy engineer), Al Yates (Ecotricity), John Earney (Avonstour Heritage Organic Farm), Melina Laboucan-Massimo (Lubioon Cree First Nation), Te Tui Shortland (Director of Te Kopu), Greg Skipper (ex-oil driller/fracker) and Sarah Roberts (Taranaki Energy Watch).
Don’t miss our electric car and bike demonstrations at the Huatoki Plaza - your chance to ask EV owners your burning questions!