Australian Industry Greenhouse Network–BCA Carbon Pricing Forum
The Business Council of Australia and the Australian Industry Greenhouse Network (AIGN) hosted a forum in Canberra today on the issues influencing the implementation of a carbon price in Australia.
Speakers at the forum included:
- the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Honourable Greg Combet
- Rod Sims, Director, Port Jackson Partners Limited
- Dr Andy Stoeckel, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, ANU
- Gary Banks AO, Chairman, Productivity Commission
- Paul Hyslop, Chief Executive Officer, ACIL Tasman.
The forum panel discussions were chaired by Miles Prosser, Chair of AIGN and Executive Director of the Australian Aluminium Council; Maria Tarrant, Acting Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia; and Dr Malcolm Roberts, Executive Director of the National Generators Forum.
Issues discussed at the forum included:
- carbon price design
- desired design features of Australia’s policy response to the greenhouse challenge
- the microeconomics of trade competition
- calculating the effective carbon price of measures taken by other countries
- the Productivity Commission study of emissions reduction policies and carbon prices in key economies
- energy security
- electricity generator issues and implications for consumers.
Copies of the papers and presentations released following the forum are available at the AIGN website.
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