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Gary Warden was raised in the Perth Hills. After graduating from the University of Western Australia with a degree in Geology, Gary joined BHP Billiton where he spent 18 years working in a variety of roles in a number of locations around the world. Prior to leaving BHP Billiton in December 2006, Gary was Global Manager for the company's US$1Billion business improvement program.

While he was originally sceptical about the claims relating to climate change, he became convinced of the urgency of the issue in early 2006. He left BHP Billiton primarily to spend more time with his young family, but also to dedicate himself to creating a more sustainable life for himself and his family and to support others in making that change.

In September 2007 he was trained by Al Gore and has delivered the "Inconvenient Truth" lectures to thousands of west australians since then. In November 2007 Gary ran for the senate in the Federal Election representing the Climate Change Coalition.

In addition to his climate change lectures, he has facilitated Living Smart workshops across Perth. Between 2008 and 2009 he was on the Executive Committee of the Conservation Council of Western Australia including one year as Vice President.

Gary co-founded and is Executive Director of the very exciting Days of Change program, one of the largest sustainability programs in Australia and is now General Manager WA for Eco-Kinetics, one of the largest Solar PV companies in Australia and subsidiary of ASX-listed CBD Energy.

7:30 Report Grills Federal Energy Minister on Committment to Solar Power

by Gary 4/17/2008 10:58:00 PM

Kerry O'Brien was relentless in his questioning of Federal Energy and Resources Minister Martin Ferguson over the federal government's committment to solar power. The interview on tonight's 7:30 Report (Thursday April 17) followed a story featuring David Mill's solar thermal technology that he is now busily installing in the Californian desert.

Kerry was particularly agressive about the government's lack of urgency in passing legislation relating to renewable energy targets and  the development of a national approach to feed-in tariffs. While Martin Ferguson didn't provide any new information, it has to be said that we are miles ahead of where we were just  six months ago.

However, good on Kerry O'Brien for continuing to press for greater urgency in addressing climate change.

Read the transcript and watch the video here... 

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