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Killing Queensland coal?

By Geoff Carmody - posted Monday, 13 November 2017


Reliability will be threatened. If that threat is avoided, affordability will be pushed much further out of reach.

Queensland's competitive position within Australia, and overseas, will be further eroded.

Palaszczuk's RET ambitions may be achieved mainly by shutting down, or even reversing, Queensland's growth.

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My apologies. In my previous opinion piece (Are renewables and batteries part of the power generation & storage solution?) on 9 November 2017, I promised a piece on 'poles and wires': the electricity transmission and distribution network. I hope to write that piece next time.



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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?

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