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Old 02-15-2024, 03:30 AM
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Default Australia's Carbon Solution Levy (CSL)

Summary of "Addressing Climate Change Can Be the Lynchpin of Australia's Economic Prosperity":

Main Theme: Australia can regain economic prosperity by actively participating in the global transition to a zero-carbon economy.


Key Points:

Problem: Australia's living standards and productivity have stagnated for a decade.

Solution: Embrace the global shift to net-zero emissions and create new export industries.

Approach: 15 policy recommendations focused on three themes:

Balance between government and markets:
Let markets allocate resources, with government focusing on public goods and natural monopolies.

Avoid preferential treatment in investment schemes like the Capacity Investment Scheme.
Encouraging innovation for export markets:

Don't respond to other countries' initiatives (like the Inflation Reduction Act) with protectionist measures.

Capitalize on Europe's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism by offering a "green premium" for Australian exports.

Support early innovators in new green export industries through the Superpower Innovation Incentive Scheme.

Funding and securing a green premium:
Address market failures by making polluters pay for the costs they impose (e.g., carbon emissions).

Introduce a Carbon Solution Levy (CSL) on fossil fuel extraction and imports.

Use CSL revenue to support the Superpower project and other valuable initiatives.

Implement the CSL by 2031 to unlock cost-of-living benefits.

Additional Notes:

The CSL would be based on European carbon permit prices and wouldn't burden many businesses.

Early implementation of the Carbon Solution Levy (CSL) could provide significant financial benefits to Australians.

This opportunity is similar to the China resources boom, but with potentially longer-lasting benefits.

These recommendations are bold, but necessary to address market failures and boost the economy.

Debate and action on these issues are crucial for Australia's future prosperity.


https://cdn.sanity.io/files/1pv5uha8...4091e47864.pdf

https://www.thenewdaily.com.au/news/...c-fossil-fuels

https://theconversation.com/ross-garnaut-and-rod-sims-have-proposed-a-100-billion-a-year-fossil-fuel-tax-and-its-a-debate-australia-should-embrace-223722

 

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Old 02-15-2024, 09:44 PM
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Default Super-charge a new green export industry for Australia

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-02-...levy/103461496

"Two of the nation's most respected economists have put forward a bold plan they say can lower global carbon emissions by at least 6 per cent, super-charge a new green export industry for Australia, deliver much cheaper power bills and even dramatically cut the rate of inflation." read the article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-02-...levy/103461496

 

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Old 02-15-2024, 10:17 PM
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Default Australia's new scheme to attract clean energy investment:

Australia's new scheme to attract clean energy investment:

Key points:

Goal: Counter the pull of US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and attract capital to Australia's clean energy sector.

Form: Likely a combination of subsidies and co-investment.

Additional to existing initiatives:
National Reconstruction Fund ($15 billion)
Bolstered Hydrogen Headstart program
$500 million from Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility
Underwriting renewable projects (estimated $50+ billion)

Motivation:
Meet 43% emissions reduction target by 2030.
Secure 82% renewable energy generation by 2030.
Create jobs and economic growth in regions like the Hunter Valley.

Challenges:
Uncertainty of energy transition in traditional industries.
Opposition to specific projects like offshore wind farms.
PM Albanese's message: Embrace change, don't fear it.

This is Australia's chance to capitalize on global economic change.

https://www.afr.com/politics/federal...0240215-p5f53s

 

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