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Articles by Hugh Grossman

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Emissions task shifting to industry as carbon can kicked further down the road

Emissions task shifting to industry as carbon can kicked further down the road

The Turnbull government’s ruling out of a power sector EIS shifts more of the national abatement task over to industry. Any more policy wind-backs will increase the size of that task.

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Will election see parties reach a consensus on climate, clean energy?

Will election see parties reach a consensus on climate, clean energy?

Irrespective of who wins the next election, the 2016-19 parliament will play a key role in shaping Australia’s long-term climate policy framework.

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Australia emissions continue rise as big polluters ignore Direct Action

Australia emissions continue rise as big polluters ignore Direct Action

Coalition spends $1.7 billion on Direct Action, but Australia’s emissions continue to rise because big polluters have snubbed scheme.

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Gaming the government: Bidding strategies for 3rd emissions auction

Gaming the government: Bidding strategies for 3rd emissions auction

The third ERF auction, with $1.33B of the government’s $2.55B funding tranche available, could produce some interesting bidding strategies.

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Australia can meet its Kyoto target – but “real emissions” will not fall to -5% by 2020

Australia can meet its Kyoto target – but “real emissions” will not fall to -5% by 2020

While we will officially meet our Kyoto target, Australian emissions will not fall to -5 per cent on 2000 levels by 2020.

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Same same, but different? The short and long-game on carbon pricing

Same same, but different? The short and long-game on carbon pricing

The elevation of Malcom Turnbull has implications for Australian climate policy, particularly in the functioning of the Direct Action policy.

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Policy uncertainty makes Australian emission cuts harder and more costly

Policy uncertainty makes Australian emission cuts harder and more costly

New report indicates that Australia’s long-term emissions reduction opportunities are much smaller than previously estimated.

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Australian power emissions fall to 10-year low as coal output drops

Australian power emissions fall to 10-year low as coal output drops

Greenhouse gas emissions across Australia’s NEM have fallen to a ten year low thin demand and renewables squeeze out coal generation.