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Superpower : Australia's Low-Carbon Opportunity.

Author: Ross Garnaut
Publisher: Collingwood : Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Garnaut, Ross.
Superpower : Australia's Low-Carbon Opportunity.
Collingwood : Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Garnaut
ISBN: 9781743821176 1743821174
OCLC Number: 1126217049
Description: 1 online resource (148 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; 1 A Personal Reflection on Australia's Climate Change Odyssey; 2 Exorcising the Diabolical Policy Problem; Climate change and economic development; Our shared scientific understanding; The ethics of climate change; Developments in global action; The Australian policy tangle; 3 Risk, Reward and the Economics of Climate Change; Decisions by one country in a many-country world; Comparing costs and benefits; Introducing the fish; What has changed?; Regulation and funding as an alternative to carbon pricing International trade in emissions entitlementsAustralian policy after Abbott; The contemporary fish; Appendix to Chapter 3; 4 The Electricity Transformation; Difficult politics; The energy transition in 2008 and 2011; Spurs to decarbonisation; The trilemma trainwreck: emissions, prices, security; Reliability, transmission and storage; Electricity as the foundation of the energy superpower; 5 The Industrial Transformation; Recent developments; Australia's competitiveness in a zero-carbon world; An advantage lost and gained; Manufacturing aluminium metal competitively Manufacturing clean iron competitivelyOther energy-intensive manufacturing; Biomass as a base for industry; Locations of zero-emissions industries; Fugitive emissions; 6 The Transport Transformation; A follower, not a leader; Transport and the grid; The rise of the electric car; 7 Earthing Carbon; Landscape and emissions; The food challenge; Carbon farming and the international rules; Growing the future; 8 Embracing Australia's Low-Carbon Opportunity; A new framework; Australia as the superpower of the post-carbon world economy; Acknowledgements; Notes and Sources; Index; Back Cover

Abstract:

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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