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So much for the Australian carbon tax

So remember our past posts about the Australian carbon tax, i.e. Paul wondering if the hybrid approach might yield empirical evidence for the relative efficacy of taxes vs. cap-&-trade schemes, and me wondering how the country’s estimated abatement cost curve … Continue reading

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IMF report on energy subsidies, implications for a carbon tax & energy security

IMF presents some new analysis of energy subsidies which I have previously wondered about.  It is worth looking over: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/03/27/imf-want-to-fight-climate-change-get-rid-of-1-9-trillion-in-energy-subsidies/ $25/ton as the cost of CO2 seems low to me.  $502 billion in US energy subsidies including this carbon tax.. I don’t … Continue reading

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Why governments need to pick energy “winners”

Nice report that challenges our ideas about carbon tax or cap and trade as the solution to both climate change and sustainable energy: http://www.wwf.org.uk/research_centre/?6263 The report argues that although carbon pricing has an important role to play in reducing emissions, … Continue reading

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