‘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.’—Ross Garnaut
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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Peter Hartcher, 2 November 2019. Sydney Morning Herald: Sunny side up: Australia can seize a climate of opportunity
Adam Morton, 6 November 2019. The Guardian: Three policies will set Australia on a path to 100% renewable energy.
7am Podcast, 6 November 2019. Green-energy Superpower. Audio link here.
Renew Economy, 6 November 2019. Energy Insiders Podcast: Ross Garnaut & why Australia can be a renewable energy superpower. Audio link here.
Cathy Van Extel, 8 November 2019. ABC Radio National Breakfast. Could Australia become a clean energy superpower? Audio link here.
Geraldine Doogue, 8 November 2019. Radio National: Could Australia become a clean energy superpower? Audio link;
Q&A, 11 November 2019. Panel Discussion: Climate and Catastrophe. Video link here.
Reuters Breakingviews. 19 November 2019. The Exchange: Carbon Free Superpower. Podcast link here.
Mark Beeson, 19 November 2019. Lowy Institute Book Review: The chance to actually change the climate. Link here.
Lowy Institute. 20 November 2019. In Conversation: Ross Garnaut on Australia as a Low-Carbon Superpower. Audio link here.
ANU, 25 November 2019. Ross Garnaut in conversation with Frank Jotzo. Audio link here.
Alex Ford, The Courier, 25 November 2019. Economist Ross Garnaut returns to Ballarat for forum on renewable economy opportunities. Link here.
ABC Interview with Kirsten Aiken. 26 November 2019. Video link here.
Scott Hannaford, 27 November, The Canberra Times. Australia’s chance to become an ‘energy superpower’. Link here.
We wish to alert readers to an error made in the first printing of Superpower: Australia’s Low-Carbon Future.
In graph 4.8 on page 86, the key for ‘solar PV’ and ‘coal’ was transposed, incorrectly giving the impression that solar is getting more expensive over time. The corrected page, showing how solar is becoming cheaper, is provided here.
The error has been corrected in ebook and will be corrected in future print edition reprints.