Listen to What role will hydrogen play in the future of the Australian energy sector?43:3115 March 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Cam Walker, campaign organiser at Friends of The Earth to discuss the world-first trail of using Latrobe Valley coal to produce hydrogen for export to Japan. Walker unpacks the latest energy sector announcements, including Energy Australia’s decision to close the Yallourn power plant early, following the Hazelwood station’s decommissioning.

Then, editor at Croaky and freelance journalist Jennifer Doggett explains the systematic problems within the Australian health system that may obstruct the covid-19 vaccine rollout.

And historian Graham Willett describes the findings of the new report from The Australian Queer Archives on the history of the LGBTIQ+ community in Victoria. Willet was the project manager of the report, which identified 100 places, objects, and collections that have special meaning to Victoria’s contemporary queer communities.

About this program

Putting local issues in a global context, including weekly insights into our cities, democracy, rights, culture, energy and environment. All stitched together with a mixtape of music.

Regular guests and segments include: urban planning and history with Assoc/Prof David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update; Guardian Australia reporter Benita Kolovos on Victorian state politics; Jeff Sparrow on politics, society, and everything in between; freedom of information correspondent Petra Stock, and live music.

Program theme: Hugh Masekala's Grazing in the Grass

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.