Australian Ambassador for Women in Engineering, Nicky Ison, is spearheading the country to become a leading exporter of renewable energy. Her career is a mark of her love for introducing and developing practical answers to climate problems. She is an embodiment of courageous women ready to actualize solutions for environmental issues.
Her career depicts exemplary leaders ready to stand for the right course. Her ability to help communities set up energy projects is laudable. As a strategist for Climate Action Network, she can motivate members and colleagues to create a green Australia. She also plays the role of a research expert at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) in the country.
Nicky is hopeful that her current role as an expert and consultant is going to revolutionize the energy sector of the country. She is pushing for the transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy, which is sustainable.
Her last year’s appointment as the Manager at WWF-Australia is a move for the country to become an exporter of renewables by 2030. Though this mission seems pushy, it is equally possible, according to her. Nicky reiterates that Australia can enjoy a prosperous economy in a healthy environment.
Nicky says that it is evident that if the country acts on climate change, the economy can thrive. She argues that if the natural resources exhaust, they are going to venture into renewable energy. Nicky therefore explains that the venture is viable and feasible for the country. She further condemns dependence on current fuels as the source of pollution. She says the bushfires this summer are a glimpse of the incoming future problems.
To achieve renewable energy exportation, Nicky outlines a framework of how Australia is going to generate renewable energy. She suggests an amicable way of integrating the policies for the export to occur. She further comes up with employment opportunities where energy expertise and equipment are employable.
Manufacturing industries can introduce solar-powered products. The export of these products generates revenue. Renewable hydrogen can now refine products with more exquisite details for trading and also for local use. Other manufacturing plants are essential in the generation of spare parts for renewable energy generation like wind turbine blades.
In summary, Nicky states that her two degrees in Environmental Studies and her work experience are credible for her venture into clean energy. She says that there are open jobs for women in engineering as long as there are equity and inclusion. Moreover, she adds that her passion is what drives her to come up with global ideas.