My first introduction to Ross Gaurnaut was in the 1980s . He had written a report for the Hawke government which identified Australia's enormous export opportunities to Asia. Events have proven him correct , our exports to China and other North Asian countries maintain our prosperity.
Superpower is just as important. He looks at our failures to deal with climate change but never despairs. Instead he outlines how we can use our abundant renewable energy resources to bring renewed prosperity to Australia and transition us to a low carbon world.
Significantly this is a book from the political centre. It accepts the reality of the lack of political support for carbon pricing . It tries to come up with policies that would be acceptable to the Morrison government. As such I highly recommend it to all Australians no matter your political leanings.
A refreshingly optimistic view on the economic opportunities in Australia as the world transitions to a balanced carbon economy. A great read for investors, policy makers and anyone more broadly interested in the direction of major industries including energy, minerals, metals and agriculture. Highly recommended!
This book provides updated information fro the Garnaut review in 2008, including the marked drop in renewable energy prices over the past decade which now makes them the most cost-effective means to provide Australian electricity generation. It also provides Australia with a clear plan to financially benefit in a global low carbon future. It should be required reading for all politicians and business leaders involved in energy production
This book is essential reading for anyone who has at least an open mind about the issue of climate change and both the challenge and opportunity it presents for Australia. Policy makers should have this by their side as a Bible on the way forward for our economy and climate action.
Exactly what Australia needs - a refreshingly lucid reframing of the renewable energy debate as an opportunity rather than a threat, written by a highly respected economist with a deep understanding of the topic.