Iain McGill

Journal article

Statistical analysis of driving factors of residential energy demand in the greater Sydney region, Australia

The residential sector represents some 30% of global electricity consumption but the underlying composition and drivers are still only poorly understood. The drivers are many, varied, and complex, including local climate, household demographics, household behaviour, building stock and the type and number of appliances. There...

Emissions trading: good governance requires 100% auctioning

In advance of the Garnaut Review's final report, this paper argues that the introduction of a national Emissions Trading Scheme should see all permits auctioned rather than given away to industry. This is one of the key decisions on which wider policy success lies. It...