Staff demand Melbourne Uni back Energy Transition Hub, drop fossil fuel funding

RENEWECONOMY | taff at Melbourne University have pleaded for the institution to back its widely respected Energy Transition Hub, now under threat of closure from the lack of funds, and called on the university to stop accepting funding from the fossil fuel industry – as it did with tobacco – from 2025.


The Energy Transition Hub, and the related Climate and Energy College, are under threat because the University did not renew funding for the Climate and Energy College in 2019, and it had to rely on cross-subsidised funding from the Energy Transition Hub, which sits within the college and which had a separate funding agreement with the federal government.


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