Former premier appointed to energy research centre

Former Premier of South Australia, The Hon. John Olsen AO will play a leading role with the University of Adelaide’s new Centre for Energy Technology (CET).

Mr Olsen, who last year concluded his term as Australia’s consul-general in New York, has been appointed chair of the centre’s advisory board.

The centre has been established within the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute and the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources to address the issue of greenhouse gas mitigation.

Under the directorship of Professor Gus Nathan, the centre aims to support Australia’s transition from a high to low CO2 emission society through research that will result in cleaner generation, storage, distribution and utilisation of energy.

“The development and implementation of new energy technology is critical for the nation’s future and South Australia is uniquely placed to become a world leader in this field. The Centre for Energy Technology at the University of Adelaide is at the forefront of this, and I’m pleased to be able to support their work,” Mr Olsen said.