Quotation Lo, A. Y. H., Spash, Clive L. 2012. How Green is your scheme? Greenhouse gas control the Australian way. Energy Policy 50 (Nov.), 150-153.




Australia managed to pass a national carbon pricing scheme into legislation in November 2011, which has come into effect from July 2012. The scheme includes elements of a CO2-equivalent tax as a short prelude to emission trading. Several fundamental problems remain unaddressed, including: the continuing rise of emissions, the scale of growth and economic activity, the promotion of emission trading, subsidies to polluters, the hidden promotion of banking and finance sectors. The new policy appears primarily targeted at job creation and business as usual. We argue that the prospects for any meaningful reduction in emission levels are extremely unlikely.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Energy Policy
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, INF-A, STRAT-B, VW-C, WH-B
Language English
Title How Green is your scheme? Greenhouse gas control the Australian way
Volume 50
Number Nov.
Year 2012
Page from 150
Page to 153
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421512006465
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.07.052


Spash, Clive L. (Details)
Lo, A. Y. H.
Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
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