Superpower: Australia's Low-Carbon Opportunity

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Black Inc., Nov 6, 2019 - Political Science - 224 pages
The fog of Australian politics on climate change has obscured a fateful reality: Australia has the potential to be an economic superpower of the future post-carbon world.

We have unparalleled renewable energy resources. We also have the necessary scientific skills. Australia could be the natural home for an increasing proportion of global industry. But how do we make this happen?

In this crisp, compelling book, Australia’s leading thinker about climate and energy policy offers a road map for progress, covering energy, transport, agriculture, the international scene and more. Rich in ideas and practical optimism, Superpower is a crucial, timely contribution to this country’s future.
 

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Contents

A Personal Reflection on Australias Climate Change
Exorcising the Diabolical Policy Problem
Risk Reward and the Economics of Climate Change
The Electricity Transformation
The Industrial Transformation
The Transport Transformation
Earthing Carbon
Embracing Australias LowCarbon Opportunity
Acknowledgements
Notes and Sources
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Ross Garnaut is Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne. In 2008, he produced the Garnaut Climate Change Review for the Australian government. He is the author of many books, including the bestselling Dog Days (2013).

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