Miranda Taylor

Forget fossil fuels – change is coming faster than you think

November 2020

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Forget fossil fuels – change is coming faster than you think | Miranda Taylor | TEDxPerth

Fossil fuels and their damaging carbon emissions are on a fast track out. Miranda explains why, and how, three important factors are driving renewables faster and farther than anyone thought possible. Being too risk averse responding to climate change could be the worst mistake you can make.

Miranda Taylor
Chief Executive, National Energy Resources Australia

Miranda has been Chief Executive of National Energy Resources Australia since its inception in 2016. Her leadership of NERA is bringing together the country’s best minds from technology, research and enterprise to achieve NERA’s vision of Australia as a global energy powerhouse, a sought-after destination of investment and leading source of knowledge and solutions.

NERA is working with industry, universities and researchers, entrepreneurs, innovative SMEs, skills initiatives and governments to support the cultural change and new thinking required to overcome barriers to collaboration and innovation, and to ensure Australia’s energy resources sector is staying ahead of the global automation technology transformation.

Miranda has extensive experience across the energy resources industries, working to improve productivity, optimise operational performance, lead HSE and risk management and undertake stakeholder engagement. She has worked collaboratively with industry, regulators and state and federal governments and participated in a number of governmental taskforces, including supporting Australia’s leadership action to address the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster and the implications for Australia.