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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)

Efficient renewable energy scenario study for Victoria: executive study. /

by National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (Australia) | Victorian Solar Energy Council.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Solar Energy Council 1990Description: 22 leaves.Notes: Report prepared for the Victorian Solar Energy CouncilAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Energy programs and social need : presentation to Ministerial Review Committee [and] Winter energy concessions: additional comments for the Ministerial Review Committee. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1993Description: 6 p. [5 p.].Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Fiscal costs of climate mitigation programmes in the UK : a challenge for social policy? /

by Marden, Sam | London School of Economics. Centre for Analysis of Social xclusion | Gough, Ian.

Publisher: London, U.K. London School of Economics. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. 2011Description: PDF.Other title: CASEreport ; no. 145.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Bibliography pp. 29-30Summary: This paper asks whether the policies and programmes enacted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will compete with other goals of public policy, in particular social policy goals. The Climate Change Act 2008 has set the UK some of the most demanding targets in the world: to reduce GHG emissions (compared with 1990) by at least 80% by 2050 and by at least 34% by 2020 - just nine years away. A wide array of climate change mitigation policies (CCMPs) have been put in place to bring this about. Will these compete fiscally with the large public expenditures on the welfare state? We address this question by surveying and costing all UK government policies that have a climate change mitigation objective and which are expressed through taxation, government expenditures and government-mandated expenditures by energy suppliers and other businesses and which are directed toward the household sector. Our conclusion is that expenditures on CCMPs are tiny - around one quarter of one per cent of GDP - and will not rise significantly. Within this the share of direct spending by government will fall and that obligated on utility companies will rise. Green taxes are also planned to fall as a share of GDP. There is no evidence here of fiscal competition between the welfare state and the environmental state. However, the use of mandated electricity and gas markets will impose rising costs on the household sector, which will bear more heavily on lower income households and will increase "fuel poverty". Thus demands on traditional social policies are likely to rise. More radical policy reforms will be needed to integrate climate change and social policy goals.Availability: (1)

Fuel poverty in Victoria : a report by the Energy Action Group to the Minister for Minerals and Energy. /

by Deasey, Lyn | Victoria. Department of Minerals and Energy | Montero, Kerry.

Publisher: 1983Description: 201 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Green power : an environmental audit of the national electricity market. /

by Cantley-Smith, Rowena | Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre | Bowman, Dina.

Publisher: Vermont (Vic.) Research Publications Pty., Ltd. 2009Description: 196 p. : ill ; 19.5cm.Notes: Includes Chapter 3: Consumer interest in the national energy market: a changing climate by Gerard Brody, Manager Financial Inclusion, Brotherhood of St Laurence.Summary: "This book brings together a series of excellent...contributions to research in the field of environemntal regulation of the Australian Energy Market and the National Electricity Market. the chapters are based upon a workshop conducted in Melbourne in May 2008..." (from Acknowledgements p.3)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

International Energy Agency : energy security, growth and sustainability through co-operation and outreach. /

by International Energy Agency.

Publisher: 02/20/2007 11:52:46 2007Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 02/20/2007 11:52:46 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The International Energy Agency (IEA) acts as energy policy advisor to 26 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens. Founded during the oil crisis of 1973-74, the IEA s initial role was to co-ordinate measures in times of oil supply emergencies. As energy markets have changed, so has the IEA. Its mandate has broadened to incorporate the Three E s of balanced energy policy making: energy security, economic development and environmental protection. Current work focuses on climate change policies, market reform, energy technology collaboration and outreach to the rest of the world, especially major producers and consumers of energy like China, India, Russia and the OPEC countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Key world energy statistics /

by International Energy Agency.

Publisher: Paris, France International Energy Agency 2011Description: PDF.Other title: 2011 Key world energy statistics.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Supply, transformation, consumption, energy balances, prices , emissions , outlook, energy indicators , conversion factors. By fuel (coal, oil, gas, nuclear, hydro) and region.Availability: (1)

Powering the future : the electricity industry and Australia's energy future. /

by Johnson, Michael (ed.) | Rix, Stephen (ed.).

Publisher: Leichardt, N.S.W. Pluto Press 1991Description: 220 p. Includes bibliography.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Quality of service delivery : meeting the needs of a diverse population. /

by Siemon, Don | Victorian Council Of Social Service policy development forum (1994 17 June ).

Publisher: 1994Description: 6 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Shielding big polluters - who pays? /

by Climate Institute.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Climate Institute 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011Summary: Australia's Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme is beginning to unlock Australia's world class clean energy resources. Between 2010 and 2030 the RET will increase the share of Australia's electricity coming from renewable energy to 20 per cent and drive thousands of jobs and investments worth tens of billions of dollars in regional areas. This policy brief assesses the impact of exempting big polluting companies from the full cost of the RET on electricity bills. This provides some important lessons for the current carbon price debate, particularly the cost to households from overly generous subsidies to polluting companies.Availability: (1)

Siting nuclear power plants in Australia : where would they go? /

by Macintosh, Andrew | The Australia Institute.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Australia Institute 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:42:04 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The African consumer experience of the Contestable Energy Market in the west of Melbourne : A report prepared by the Footscray Community Legal Centre and the Financial Counselling Service Inc. /

by Footscray Community Legal Centre.

Publisher: Footscray, Vic. 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2008Summary: "The purpose of this report is to document the experiences of recently settled African community members and other disadvantaged consumers in the western suburbs in dealing with energy providers in the deregulated, contestable energy market. The report also identifies the difficulties encountered by financial counsellors in seeking to assist these consumers and the impact that casework on their behalf has had on the delivery of financial counselling casework services to residents of the western suburbs of Melbourne."Availability: (1)

The boomerang paradox : how a nation's wealth is creating fuel poverty - and how to defuse the cycle /

by Simshauser, Paul | Nelson, Tim | Doan, Thao.

Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. AGL 2010Description: PDF.Other title: AGL Applied Economic & Policy Research working paper ; no. 17.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Bibliography pp. 28-30Summary: A characteristic of advanced economies is continual growth in household income and plunging costs of electric appliances. In Australia, increases in household floor-space combined with power prices that are among the lowest in the world have resulted in rapid growth in peak demand. The power grid in turn requires substantial incremental generating and network capacity, which is utilized momentarily at best. As the cost of augmentation is gradually revealed, fuel poverty seems predictable. We call this the Boomerang Paradox; the nation's rising wealth has created the pre-conditions for fuel poverty. But appropriate and timely policy settings can defuse its effects.Availability: (1)

The Garnaut review 2011 : Australia in the global response to climate change /

by Garnaut, Ross.

Publisher: Port Melbourne, Vic. Cambridge University Press 2011Description: xx, 222 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Index : p. 209-222Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The restructuring and sale of Victoria's electricity industry : is it worth it? /

by Siemon, Don | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1995Description: 63 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 1995Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The rise of fuel poverty as an Australian issue : Customers - understanding their needs wants and expectations /

by Benvenuti, Jo | Energy Networks Association Conference.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld.Energy Networks Association Conference (1 May 2012 : Brisbane, Qld.) 2012Description: PDF.Other title: The rise of fuel poverty as an Australian issue.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Presentation to Energy Networks Association Conference, Brisbane, 1 May 2012Summary: Discusses the meaning of fuel poverty in the Australian context. Identifies CUAC preferred term of "energy affordability" and variability of hardship experiences over time. Discusses energy price, the plight of the most vulnerable, and why energy networks should care.Availability: (1)

The true cost of energy /

by Platt, Reg | Institute for Public Policy Research | McNeil, Clare(ed).

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012 Bibliography : p. 43-44Summary: This report sets out to establish what impact a lack of competition in the energy supply market is having on consumers' energy bills. In order to answer this question we estimate the cost to energy companies of supplying households with gas and electricity . We do this through extensive analysis of data published by the energy markets regulator, energy companies and industry associations, among other sources... We conclude that there is a lack of competition in the energy supply market and that some consumers are paying over the odds as a result.Availability: (1)

Unequal access : a study of energy needs and fuel poverty amongst tenants in Fitzroy. /

by Backman, Helen | Fitzroy Energy Research Project.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Fitzroy Energy Research Project 1987Description: 60 p.Notes: Acknowledgement to Brotherhood of St. Laurence for financial administration.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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