Ben Heard is Director of ThinkClimate Consulting, a strategic advisory firm specialising in climate change and sustainability. He holds a Masters in Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management from Monash University, and he now lectures in climate change and sustainability at Adelaide Univerisity.
Ben’s growing understanding of the climate crisis forced a rethink his opposition to nuclear power. He has publicly presented this work to audiences around Australia, including the landmark televised nuclear debate victory for Intelligence Squared in 2012. Ben has written on nuclear power extensively in print and on-line media. His advocacy website, Decarbonise SA, has attracted over 50,000 hits in the first 18 months. It has over 130 original postings as well as six radio interviews, a podcast to the United States, and an original animated video. His climate change work has been published in the refereed proceedings of the 2011 ANZRAI Conference, and he was a participant at the 2012 Breakthrough Dialogue in the United States.
In December 2012 he will launch the report “Zero Carbon Options” which will illustrate the role nuclear may play in decarbonising Australia. This report is the result of an independent collaboration with consultants Brown & Pang, who provided essential economic and workforce modelling as well as the outstanding graphic design.