By guest-blogger Sarah Niklas, a PhD student studying pathways towards a low (or no) carbon Australia.
I’ve recently moved from Germany to Australia to study how quickly Australia can transition to a country that produces radically less or even no carbon emissions at all to run its economy.
Germany has little sun – though some strong incentives to encourage solar power generation – but I’ve got a passion for how much further this technology can go.
Recently, at an industry gathering in Sydney about the future of energy supply I was amazed to learn how much change can come when technology prices drop. Solar experts showed how solar power has boomed, quickly becoming mainstream, and how this shifts power to those who have it and is already shaking up the energy industry.