"Speaking from San Francisco, Sydney-born inventor Saul Griffith explains how
Australia can rapidly get most of the way to net zero emissions using existing
Also an entrepreneur and adviser to US presidential campaigns, Dr Griffith is
one of the most prominent global advocates for an approach best summed up as
“If I had to choose the country for whom electrifying everything is the best
economic win in the shortest amount of time … it is Australia,” he said.
The general idea is to replace technologies that still run on combustion with
alternatives that run on renewable electricity: swap petrol cars for electric
vehicles (EVs) and gas heaters with reverse-cycle air conditioners.
By electrifying everything that can be electrified, Australia could cut its
emissions by 80 per cent by 2035, according to credible estimates.
And it wouldn’t need to invent any new technology to do this.
“It is an easy slam dunk,” Dr Griffith said."
Via David Ryan at Cogent.co.
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