Julie Styles


The US Waxman-Markey climate change bill

This paper outlines the main features of this major US bill, which would create an emissions trading scheme and other clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives, and compares its main features with the Australian government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. Addressing climate change is one...

Climate change: the case for action

Delaying action to mitigate climate change increases the risk that adverse climate change impacts, including possibly irreversible changes, will occur before greenhouse gas concentrations can be stabilised at a desired level, according to this research paper. The likely consequences of unmitigated climate change present serious...

Liquid fuel from coal

Australia has an estimated six per cent of the world’s recoverable resources of black coal, and also accounts for about six per cent of current world coal production. This paper provides information on production of liquid fuel from coal and its potential as an alternative...