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This was followed by further industrial shifts with the engineering that evolved out of advances in the understanding of, for instance, electro-magnetism. This was followed by a focus on mass production of the automobile and electrification of cities, a wave which lasted until the 1940s. The rise of semiconductors and electronics provided just some of the enabling technologies that helped create new business opportunities throughout the 1950s and 1960s. In the case of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) wave of innovation, it is easy to identify the technologies that were driving the growth of capacity in the industry.
Australia’s CSIRO has developed one of the best hybrid car designs in the world, which led to over AU$700 million in additional exports of Australian light car components. Demonstration hydrogen fuel-cell cars are already here. In Melbourne, Australia, the 60L Green Building demonstrates the commercial viability of a building designed to operate with minimized impact on the environment. Built at roughly the same cost as a conventional building, it uses over 65% less energy and over 90% less water than a conventional commercial building.
43 But the fundamental reason why the pure scale of the challenge of sustainability will drive innovation is best illustrated through the five years of work of the Netherlands Government’s Sustainable Technology Development project. The study found that, given projected increases in global population and the trends of the spread of western consumerism, humanity needs to reduce its negative environmental load by at least 90 per cent44 or there will, over time, be a significant decline of ecosystem resilience.