Reducing Emissions from Coal in Australia: Fiscal and Related Instruments - the Current State of Play
Patricia J. Blazey
Macquarie Law School
School of Law, Murdoch University, WA
affiliation not provided to SSRN
February 1, 2008
Macquarie Law Working Paper No. 2008-3
Coal combustion contributes significantly to anthropogenic greenhouse has emissions. This paper examines the role of coal in power generation in Australia, the growth rate in demand for power, and the contribution of coal in the future to the energy mix, in two situations: (1) with, and (2) without changes to taxation and associated policies. The present tax status of coal producers and power generators and consumers is evaluated. Following this the potential impact upon emission levels of such instruments as a carbon tax and an emissions trading scheme (neither of which are presently applied in Australia) is discussed.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: Coal power, Tax Australia, Emissions Trading
Date posted: February 19, 2008
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