Top Carbon Cutters - #4 Oliver Yates

He mightn't have a job at the end of the year if the Coalition gets its way, but the head of the CEFC won't let that stop him from starting what he is legislated to do: spend money on clean energy... and get it back.

Crikey, with the support of Climate Spectator, is presenting a series that attempts to pin down the top 10 people driving Australia’s efforts to create a low-carbon economy. You can read numbers 10 to 6 in the “carbon cutters” list here. Climate Spectator, in conjunction with Crikey, will be counting down from number 5 over the coming week, with CEFC boss Oliver Yates today coming in at #4. The profile of climate lawyer Martijn Wilder (#5 on the list) can be found here.

Banking chief Oliver Yates seems horrified to be asked if he is a “greenie”.

He asks Crikey what is meant by that. An environmentalist, I say; someone who wants to protect the environment.

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