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Transitions to a post-carbon society: Scenarios for Western Australia

Anda, M.ORCID: 0000-0001-7398-4192, Brueckner, M. and Haigh, Y. (2016) Transitions to a post-carbon society: Scenarios for Western Australia. In: Sayigh, A., (ed.) Renewable Energy in the Service of Mankind Vol II. Springer, Cham, pp. 147-162.

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Pathways towards a post-carbon society are being explored across all levels of government, within the scientific community and society in general. This chapter presents scenarios for cities and regions in Australia after the Age of Oil, particularly the energy-intensive state of Western Australia (WA). It argues that a post-carbon WA would ideally use technological and wider social choices to reduce carbon emissions close to zero. It focuses on policy requirements, institutional and governance arrangements and socio-technical systems to provide an industry-focussed renewable energy development plan that will help to balance ongoing and past emissions and lead to a low-carbon society.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School Of Business and Governance
School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
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