Assessing the impacts of proposed carbon trading and tax schemes on the Australian electricity industry and the overall economy (2008–2011)

Because of growing international concerns about global warming, Australia is considering both carbon taxation and tradeable quota (e.g., carbon trading) schemes. In this project we seek to address two key research questions: First, what are the likely medium and long term impacts of different carbon abatement policies on electricity supply and demand and how will the power generation industry respond? Second, What are the likely medium and long term impacts upon the economy, and its industries and regions, more generally?
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council