10 November 2011

The future of solar power in Australia

Grattan Institute’s Energy Program Director, Tony Wood, chaired a seminar to consider how solar power will shape the development of energy market.

24 August 2011

The future of the electricity network in Australia

A panel of experts considered the question: “what is the optimal design to support a very different energy system in the 21st century?”

20 July 2011

The future of wind energy in Australia

Wind is one of the lowest cost zero-carbon energy sources available. In this seminar, an expert panel explored national and international wind market trends.

11 May 2011

Sustainable energy: at what cost?

Experts from industry and academia discussed the issues surrounding the transition from a carbon intensive energy system to a sustainable, low-carbon system.

14 April 2011

Global perspective: implementing carbon pricing in a world of political resistance and evolving international participation

An expert panel discussed the need to develop an approach to carbon pricing that leaves room for evolution and also provides incentives to broaden international action.

30 March 2011

Carbon emissions: subsidies, incentives or taxes – what makes effective policy?

Grattan Institute staff, energy policy experts, and politicians identified the carbon emission reduction programs Australia should retain and pursue.

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.