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Weaknesses and reform of Australia’s renewable electricity support

Buckman, Greg


Australia has high, relative levels of electricity greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Renewable electricity (RElec) will play a key role in reducing them but, to date, the country’s main RElec support mechanism has not lifted its electricity market share, has given too much support to solar hot water heaters and wind, and has delivered volatile tradable certificate prices. Australia’s RElec support needs redesign if major reductions in its electricity GHG emissions are to be achieved. This should...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-03-14
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Australian Political Economy 66 (2010): 71-97


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