Assessing the impacts of proposed carbon trading and tax schemes on the Australian electricity industry and the overall economy. ARC Linkage Grant with AGL (LP0883650, 2008 to 2011)

Currently, policymakers require a much clearer understanding of the impacts of different carbon abatement policies. Mounting evidence on global warming is making this an increasingly urgent priority. The proposed project is specifically concerned with using state of the art economic modelling approaches to give the best advice possible to policymakers in crafting an environmentally sustainable set of economic policy instruments that can maintain our enviable standard of living well into the future. The findings of the project will be available before the new Kyoto negotiation round commences.

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