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‘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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Ross Garnaut was Australia’s climate change guru. Why is he living in a remote western Qld town? IN Queensland. September 15th 2020.
Powering Up: Opportunities for Australian Manufacturing in the Era of Renewables. Australia Institute. Friday 8th May 2020
The Stimulus Summit: A renewables-led Economic Recovery. Smart Energy Council. Wednesday 6th May 2020.
Our Green Super Future. The Deal Magazine, The Australian. Friday 20th March 2020.
Australia as a Sustainability Superpower. AEGN Virtual Conference. Wednesday 18th March 2020.
How on Earth: Christiana Figueres and Ross Garnaut on Climate Solutions Now conversation. The Wheeler Centre Events. Friday 13th March 2020
Zero net carbon choice: do we want to be losers or winners? Opinion in the Sydney Morning Herald. Ross Gittins. 29th January 2020.
Scott Hannaford, 27 November 2019, The Canberra Times. Australia’s chance to become an ‘energy superpower’. Link here.
ABC Interview with Kirsten Aiken. 26 November 2019. Video link here.
Alex Ford, The Courier, 25 November 2019. Economist Ross Garnaut returns to Ballarat for forum on renewable economy opportunities. Link here.
ANU, 25 November 2019. Ross Garnaut in conversation with Frank Jotzo. Audio link here.
Ross Garnaut in Conversation with Bob Carr. University of Technology Sydney. 21 November 2019.
Lowy Institute. 20 November 2019. In Conversation: Ross Garnaut on Australia as a Low-Carbon Superpower. Audio link here.
Mark Beeson, 19 November 2019. Lowy Institute Book Review: The chance to actually change the climate. Link here.
Reuters Breakingviews. 19 November 2019. The Exchange: Carbon Free Superpower. Podcast link here.
Climate Crisis Superpower. Melbourne Press Club. 13th November 2019.
Q&A, 11 November 2019. Panel Discussion: Climate and Catastrophe. Video 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;
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.
Peter Hartcher, 2 November 2019. Sydney Morning Herald: Sunny side up: Australia can seize a climate of opportunity
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.
Can renewables lower energy cost and ensure reliability? ABC Radio National Breakfast, 21 September 2017
Can renewable energy power a steel mill?, ABC 7:30 Report, 20 September 2017
The Economics of the Future Energy System – Renewable Energy Summit, Parliament House, Adelaide, 6 October 2016
Batteries Included: Fixing the Gaps in Renewable Energy – The Australian Financial Review, 2 August 2016
Batteries Ready to Avert SA-Style Power Crises, Says Ross Garnaut – The Australian Financial Review, 2 August 2016