Reducing Emissions from Coal in Australia: Fiscal and Related Instruments - the Current State of Play

Macquarie Law Working Paper No. 2008-3

18 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2008  

Patricia J. Blazey

Macquarie Law School

Peter Gillies

School of Law, Murdoch University, WA

Gisele Kapterian

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 1, 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Coal power, Tax Australia, Emissions Trading

Suggested Citation

Blazey, Patricia J. and Gillies, Peter and Kapterian, Gisele, Reducing Emissions from Coal in Australia: Fiscal and Related Instruments - the Current State of Play (February 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1094561 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1094561

Patricia J. Blazey (Contact Author)

Macquarie Law School ( email )

NSW 2109
Australia

Peter S. Gillies

School of Law, Murdoch University, WA ( email )

Australia

Gisele Kapterian

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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