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Reaping benefits of a post-carbon economy

In a post-carbon world, harnessing Australia’s renewable energy to process zero emission iron oxide to metal instead of exporting raw materials could provide a jobs and economic boost bigger than the current coal and gas industries combined, argues Ross Garnaut.

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Economist and solar company Zen Energy chairman Ross Garnaut says South Australia can have cheap, stable, largely renewable electricity by embracing solar batteries. Photo: AAP.
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Batteries the key to more reliable, cheaper SA energy: Garnaut

South Australia can have cheap electricity, based increasingly on renewables, without compromising reliability – if the state embraces large-scale battery technology, climate change economist Ross Garnaut says.