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Geoff Carmody

Geoff Carmody is Director, Geoff Carmody & Associates, a former co-founder of Access Economics, and before that was a senior officer in the Commonwealth Treasury. He favours a national consumption-based climate policy, preferably using a carbon tax to put a price on carbon. He has prepared papers entitled Effective climate change policy: the seven Cs. Paper #1: Some design principles for evaluating greenhouse gas abatement policies. Paper #2: Implementing design principles for effective climate change policy. Paper #3: ETS or carbon tax?


What's behind the green door? The Power Producers' Club
Nation Building - 10/10/2018 - 13 comments
Policy foundations for affordable, reliable, lower-emissions power, absent NE'G' nonsense
Nation Building - 24/09/2018 - 13 comments
'Reliable' renewables roulette
Nation Building - 26/07/2018 - 53 comments
Renewables statistics realities
Economics - 11/07/2018 - 51 comments
Renewable energy targets raise base-load costs, driving it out of the market
Economics - 29/06/2018 - 20 comments
What must we pay for our renewables protection policy?
Economics - 13/06/2018 - 13 comments
Is Snowy 2.0’s call to can coal an own-goal?
Nation Building - 30/05/2018 - 19 comments
'Bracket creep' and better budget benchmarks
Economics - 15/05/2018 - 7 comments
Assault and batteries
Nation Building - 17/04/2018 - 17 comments
Can we afford a renewables-only power supply?
Nation Building - 4/04/2018 - 40 comments
Inconvenient accounting for State renewables ambitions
Economics - 2/03/2018 - 8 comments
South Australian power: pay most to buy, or most to supply. Why?
Economics - 20/02/2018 - 10 comments
Electric cars: Major Tom to ground control?
Environment - 8/02/2018 - 17 comments
Power failure: some inconvenient renewable energy realities
Nation Building - 30/01/2018 - 18 comments
Killing Queensland coal?
Environment - 13/11/2017 - 18 comments
Are renewables and batteries part of the power generation & storage solution?
Economics - 9/11/2017 - 11 comments
National Energy ‘Guarantee’: can our power ‘trilemma’ become a policy trifecta – or quinella?
Nation Building - 25/10/2017 - 6 comments
Electricity cost dissections: do they reveal – or conceal?
Nation Building - 20/10/2017 - 19 comments
Energy policy: can we have a Carbon-Cutting Reliable Affordable Programme (C-CRAP)?
Economics - 20/09/2017 - 12 comments
Does Australian renewable energy save the earth – or just cost it?
Economics - 22/08/2017 - 8 comments
Australian energy policy: getting the balance 'right'
Nation Building - 15/06/2017 - 9 comments
Jumpin’ Jack Flash? It’s ‘bout gas, gas, gas!
Economics - 12/05/2017 - 16 comments
Why won't politicians stop lying about 'reliable renewables'?
Environment - 27/04/2017 - 13 comments
Why does negative gearing get a bad rap?
Economics - 25/09/2014 - 24 comments
Should Australia pay for lower company tax by abolishing dividend imputation?
Economics - 8/07/2014 - 2 comments
Australia is NOT a low-tax country
Economics - 29/05/2014 - 1 comment
GST reform discussion requires facts and analysis, not ideology
April 2014 Feature - 14/04/2014 - 8 comments
Australia's growth imperative: will we walk the talk?
Economics - 12/03/2014 - 68 comments
Australia's future: slow growth, falling terms of trade, lower per capita incomes?
Economics - 13/12/2013 - 16 comments
There's nothing free or efficient about current Emissions Trading Scams
Environment - 23/07/2013 - 11 comments
From punchbowl to prudence
Economics - 14/06/2013 - 6 comments
The Budget: getting the big calls right?
May 2013 Feature - 23/05/2013 - 12 comments
Australia has a budget policy credibility deficit
Economics - 22/03/2013 - 7 comments
Recession? What recession? THIS recession!
Economics - 17/12/2012 - 14 comments
Governments are 'socialising' tax revenue gains and 'capitalising' tax revenue losses
Economics - 21/11/2012 - 7 comments
The party is over: will the productivity clean-up begin?
Economics - 10/09/2012 - 10 comments
Power price confusion as carbon policy is fiddled
Economics - 3/09/2012 - 9 comments
Reducing emissions or redistributing income: why is Australia pricing carbon?
Environment - 2/08/2012 - 13 comments
Will Australia's emissions policy encourage global action?
Environment - 16/11/2011 - 8 comments
Greens-Government climate policy: inherently contradictory?
Environment - 26/07/2011 - 4 comments
Emissions indecision déjà vu
Environment - 13/07/2011 - 3 comments
Pricing emissions: Questions for the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee and the Coalition
Environment - 7/07/2011 - 2 comments
Productivity Commission directed to ignore real emissions issues
Environment - 28/06/2011 - 4 comments
The 2011-12 Budget: making insufficient room for the expected boom?
May 2011 Feature - 13/05/2011
Carbon tax compensation: too complex, too costly, or both?
Economics - 27/04/2011 - 16 comments
Are carbon taxes (another) Australian 'magic pudding' policy?
Environment - 13/04/2011 - 19 comments
Climate Policy: Is Bjorn Lomborg ‘assuming a can opener’?
Environment - 5/04/2011 - 11 comments
Do climate policies have a budget 'black hole'?
Economics - 23/03/2011 - 1 comment
Doing nothing is preferable to this
Environment - 3/03/2011 - 49 comments
Putting a price on carbon: what’s the best option?
Economics - 22/02/2011 - 14 comments
A brief submission to the Climate Change Committee
Environment - 28/10/2010 - 8 comments
The Climate Change Committee: getting the process right
Environment - 7/10/2010 - 7 comments
Politicians’ promises: either Peter pays Paul, or productivity pays all
Economics - 16/08/2010
Climate policy: it’s the (emissions) price, stupid!
Environment - 3/08/2010 - 13 comments
Drop the ‘direct action’, by far the best option is a carbon levy
Environment - 27/07/2010 - 16 comments
Naked truth is better for selling tax
Economics - 1/07/2010 - 6 comments
‘Backflipping’ to credible policies is good politics
Economics - 24/06/2010
Should miners believe governments really are risk-taking investment ‘partners’?
Economics - 10/06/2010
Risky business? For government or mining?
Economics - 2/06/2010 - 1 comment
Does the new mining ‘super profits’ tax make sense?
Economics - 25/05/2010 - 4 comments
From Rio to Copenhagen the model was wrong
Environment - 18/01/2010 - 4 comments
Exempting farmers from the CPRS: can we go the whole hog?
Environment - 7/12/2009 - 5 comments
Cracking Copenhagen’s curse
Environment - 30/11/2009 - 4 comments
What price 'comparable effort' on emissions trading?
Environment - 22/10/2009 - 5 comments
Protectionist threats a lot of hot air
Economics - 5/10/2009 - 4 comments
CPRS not the cheapest carbon cutter
Economics - 16/09/2009 - 6 comments
Ranking the CPRS: a one-model beauty contest
Environment - 29/06/2009 - 5 comments
Can China change the Copenhagen consultations?
Environment - 30/03/2009 - 4 comments
Who is really fiddling while the climate burns?
Environment - 18/03/2009 - 2 comments
Will more drinks cure a hangover?
March 2009 Feature - 13/03/2009 - 15 comments
Can Copenhagen cut climate costs?
Domestic Politics - 25/02/2009 - 8 comments
Emissions trading: getting the balance wrong
Environment - 21/01/2009 - 4 comments
It's no contest - we need an ETS based on consumption
Environment - 16/12/2008 - 7 comments
Does the CPRS need CPR?
Environment - 1/09/2008 - 3 comments
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