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Anita Talberg

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Markets, regulation, policies and institutions for transition in the electricity sector

A cost-effective, timely energy transition that unlocks the potential for new industries, supports affected regions and protects eco-systems is not guaranteed – it is an outcome achievable in both Germany and Australia with effective policy. This paper focuses on the important role that policy has...
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Australian climate change policy: a chronology

This paper presents a record of Australian climate change policies. Key international developments are also included to provide global context. Introduction Climate change is a long-term, global problem. Long-term problems generally require stable but flexible policy implementation over time. However, Australia’s commitment to climate action...
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Timeline of Australian climate change policy

This paper presents a record of Australian climate change policies, including key international developments to provide global context. Introduction Climate change is a long-term, global problem. Long-term problems generally require stable but flexible policy implementation over time. However, Australia’s commitment to climate action over the...
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Emissions trading schemes around the world

Australia’s emissions trading scheme ETS, known as the Carbon Pricing Mechanism (CPM), came into force on 1 July 2012 as part of the Clean Energy Future package. As the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Greg Combet has stated frequently, Australia is not the...
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The Kyoto Protocol accounting rules

In one of his first acts as Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Kevin Rudd MP ratified the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2007.[1] Under this international agreement, Australia is committed to maintaining its national greenhouse...