28 April 2010

Restructuring the Australian economy to emit less carbon

Grattan Institute released its public report “Restructuring the Australian Economy to Emit Less Carbon” on Thursday 22 April 2010. Using a detailed analysis of Australian industries’ own data, the report concludes the proposed free permits being offered by the Federal Government under its carbon pricing scheme are unnecessary.

25 March 2010

Carbon pricing: is a tax better than emissions trading?

Grattan Institute hosted a seminar on energy policy, with special guest Dr Cameron Hepburn. This seminar provided an opportunity for detailed discussion about climate change policy around the world, and what it means for Australia. We discussed the economics of various options for designing carbon pricing schemes.

5 November 2009

The pricing of carbon emissions and international trade

The United States, the European Union, and other developed nations, including Australia, are moving towards regimes to put a price on carbon emissions. Daniel Price addressed questions such as: Are shifts in location to avoid carbon emission costs likely?

9 September 2009

Trade policy and climate change policy: some inconvenient truths

The economic distortions associated with arbitrary allocations of free emissions permits to trade exposed industries in Australia is just one part of a global story. Without an effective international approach, this will contribute to a breakdown of the WTO based global trading system. Professor Garnaut discussed the problem and the way out.