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A Green New Deal : joined-up policies to solve the triple crunch of the credit crisis, climate change and high oil prices. /

by Elliott, Larry | Hines, Colin | Juniper, Tony.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The first report of the Green New Deal Group The report is published on behalf of the Green New Deal Group by New Economics Foundation (NEF). July 2008 Bibliography: p. 42-44Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A national Emissions Trading Scheme and low income households : discussion paper prepared for the Brotherhood of St Laurence roundtable, 11 April 2008 /

by Sherrard, Justin | Tate, Alan.

Publisher: Cambiar 2008Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2008Summary: The introduction of an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is a major plank of the Government's climate change mitigation policy. By putting a price on carbon across the economy, an ETS engages business on the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through innovation, and the power of the market delivers abatement at lowest cost. Consumers end up paying for the introduction of emissions trading as business passes the cost of carbon along its supply chains. Consumers pay for their direct use of carbon, in the form of higher electricity, gas and fuel bills, and for their indirect use of carbon. Indirect use is the electricity, gas and fuel embodied in the full range of goods and services that households buy. It includes, for example, a carbon cost of food, made up of a carbon cost of growing or producing food, transporting food to market, processing and packaging, distribution, and retail sale. Research for the Brotherhood of St Laurence found that about one half of the cost of carbon for Victorian households comes from their direct use of electricity, gas and petrol, with the other half coming from the indirect cost of carbon.Availability: (1)
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Australia's electricity sector : ageing, inefficient and unprepared /

by Stock, Andrew | Climate Council of Australia.

Publisher: Potts Point, N.S.W. Climate Council of Australia 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 73-78Summary: This report explores a number of ways to reduce Australia's emissions from the power sector. Continuing to burn coal for power in the traditional way is incompatible with addressing climate change. There are several technologies being developed that aim to store emissions from power stations under the ground, called Carbon Capture and Storage Technology (CCS). However, given Australia's ageing plants, most are likely to be too out-dated and inefficient to be candidates for retrofitting. In addition, the cost of CCS means that coal plants will struggle to compete with renewable energy in the long term.Availability: (1)

Building the bridge : a practical plan for a low-cost, low-emissions energy future /

by Wood, Tony | Grattan Institute.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Grattan Institute 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Grattan Institute report ; no. 2012-6.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2012 Bibliography : p. 59-62Summary: The carbon price is a vital step in creating a low-emissions future for Australia, but it needs further support. Investors are still struggling to overcome the risks surrounding low-emissions technologies and to get projects running at large scale and low cost. Grattan's report seeks to enable them to cross the bridge to commercial viability. It proposes that government enter into long-term contracts with project developers to provide electricity at a price that makes the most efficient technologies viable. Government awards the contracts through a series of six-monthly auctions, held over 10 years. Developers bid to provide low-emissions electricity and the lowest bids succeed. The goal is to get projects started at the lowest possible price. Once projects are running, the experience developers gain will enable them to produce electricity at low-cost and support can be withdrawn. It is a practical solution to an extremely difficult problem.Availability: (1)

Carbon emission policies in key economies /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australia. Productivity Commission 2011Description: xli, 231 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Bibliography : p. 197-231Summary: The Australian Government commissioned this report to help it, and the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee, assess the extent to which key economies are taking action to address climate change. It provides a stocktake of the large number of policy measures in the electricity generation and road transport sectors of the countries studied. And it provides estimates of the burdens associated with these policies in each country and the abatement achieved. While the results are based on a robust methodology, data limitations have meant that some estimates could only be indicative.Availability: (1)

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme : Australia's low pollution future : white paper. /

by Australia. Department of Climate Change.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Climate Change 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme : green paper. /

by Australia. Department of Climate Change.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Carbon pricing and reducing Australia's emissions /

by Garnaut, Ross | Garnaut Climate Change Review.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Garnaut Climate Change Review update paper ; no. 6, 2011.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 41-44Summary: It is in our national interest for Australia to play its proportionate part in the world meeting what is now a goal that has been agreed by the international community: reducing global emissions to an extent that holds temperature increases to below 2 C. Australia has more to lose than any other developed country if this goal is not achieved.Availability: (1)

CLEAR economics : state-level impacts of the Carbon Limits and Energy for America's Renewal Act on family incomes and jobs /

by Boyce, James K | University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy esearch Institute | Riddle, Matthew E.

Publisher: Amherst, Mass. Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts-Amherst 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 Bibliography : p. 14Summary: This study examines the economic impacts of the Carbon Limits and Energy for America's Renewal(CLEAR) Act, focusing on household incomes and job creation across the statesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change discussions and negotiations : a calendar /

by Markovic, Nina | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library | Fuller, Nick.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Parliament of Australia. Parliamentary Library 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change health impacts in Australia : effects of dramatic CO2 emission reductions /

by Woodruff, Rosalie | Australian Conservation Foundation | Hales, Simon | Butler, Colin | McMichael, Anthony.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Conservation Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change impacts on Australia and the benefits of early action to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions . /

by Preston, B.L | Jones, R.N.

Publisher: Aspendale, Vic. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate effects of carbon taxes, taking into account possible other future climate measures /

by Habermacher, Florian | CESifo Group | Kirchg ssner, Gebhard.

Publisher: Munich, Germany CESifo Group 2011Description: PDF.Other title: CESifo working paper ; no. 3404.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Appendices pp. 21-33 Bibliography p. 33Summary: The increase of fuel extraction costs as well as of temperature will make it likely that in the medium-term future technological or political measures against global warming may be implemented. In assessments of a current climate policy the possibility of medium-term future developments like backstop technologies is largely neglected but can crucially affect its impact. Given such a future measure, a currently introduced carbon tax may more generally mitigate climate change than recent reflections along the line of the Green Paradox would suggest. Notably, the weak and the strong version of the Green Paradox, related to current and longer-term emissions, may not materialize. Moreover, the tax may allow the demanding countries to extract part of the resource rent, further increasing its desirability.Availability: (1)

ClimateWorks Australia [Website]

by ClimateWorks Australia.

Publisher: Clayton, Vic. ClimateWorks Australia 2010Description: Website.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: WebsiteSummary: ClimateWorks Australia is a non-profit collaboration hosted by Monash University in partnership with The Myer Foundation that will provide practical solutions dedicated to a sustainable and prosperous low carbon society. ClimateWorks Australia will develop projects that deliver substantive and lasting reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the fastest and most cost effective way. These will be targeted interventions that drive behavioural and structural change.Availability: (1)

Complementary or contradictory? : an analysis of the design of climate policies in Australia /

by Denniss, Richard | Australia Institute | Macintosh, Andrew.

Publisher: Manuka, A.C.T. Australia Institute 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australia Institute. Policy brief ; no. 22.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011Summary: Contrary to popular belief, the policies that are most effective in driving down greenhouse gas emissions actually raise revenue rather than cost the budget money. The Gillard Government has recently scrapped, or wound back, a range of policies designed to help reduce greenhouse gasses in order to ensure the budget returns quickly to surplus. These policies, including the Cleaner Car Rebate, Green Car Innovation Fund, Green Start Program (the ironically named replacement to the Green Loan scheme as the replacement was scrapped before it started), and the Solar Homes and Communities Plan, are often called 'complementary policies' as they are designed to complement the operation of a (as yet unseen) carbon price. This paper outlines the circumstances in which such complementary policies are required and then assesses whether the recent decision to modify and abolish a wide range of these complementary policies was justified.Availability: (1)

Constraining resource use fairly : a welfare sector perspective on the carbon tax proposal /

by Siemon, Don | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1995Description: 16 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented at Equity and the Environment seminar organised by Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, ANU, Canberra on 13 Jul. 1995 July 1995 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions : economic, social and environmental impacts for Australia. /

by Allen Consulting Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Allen Consulting Group 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Don't wait for Copenhagen : implications of the international climate change impasse for Australia and APEC /

by Howes, Stephen | Asialink.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. University of Melbourne 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Stephen Howes, ANU Professor of Economics and key contributor to the Garnaut Climate Change Review, says an effective response to climate change requires a mix of unilateral and multilateral action - and individual countries must demonstrate good faith. Just as APEC has promoted unilateral trade liberalisation, it should encourage its member countries to compete with each other to reduce emissions and develop new technologies. Waiting for Copenhagen would do nothing to discourage free-riding countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Emission reduction policies and carbon prices in key economies : working paper /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australia. Productivity Commission 2011Description: 31 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Bibliography : p. 28-29Summary: Outlines the Commission's approach to a range of methodological issues associated with the study of emissions-reduction policies in key economies.Availability: (1)

Emissions trading : has it worked? /

by Nielson, Leslie.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Parliament of Australia. Parliamentary Library 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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