24 September 2010

Hybrid scheme the best of both worlds for cutting carbon

Imagine you could only sell your house by auction, but weren’t allowed a reserve price. Doubtless auctions would be more exciting, with buyers hoping for a bargain. But it is also likely that house prices would fall. Many people would fear to invest in housing in case they sold on a bad day.

24 September 2010

Hybrid scheme the best of both worlds for cutting carbon

18 August 2010

Putting a price on carbon

22 July 2010

More bark than bite

15 July 2010

No action on emissions is a costly option

22 April 2010

Facing up to economic reality in a climate of fear

Fear of losing what we have is a primal human emotion. When making the tough choices on tariff reform, we feared that the jobs lost would never be replaced. We need not have worried.

13 November 2009

A minimum price for carbon will save us money

In finalising the design of Australia’s carbon trading scheme, two challenges are emerging. First, we need to keep the lights on, particularly if demand for electricity continues to increase. Second, the carbon trading scheme will increase government debt.

13 November 2009

Minimum price for carbon