10 November 2011
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
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
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
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
Grattan Institute staff, energy policy experts, and politicians identified the carbon emission reduction programs Australia should retain and pursue.
28 April 2010
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
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 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
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.