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The Cost of Australian Carbon Dioxide Abatement


  • Robert E. Marks
  • Peter L. Swan
  • Peter McLennan
  • Richard Schodde
  • Peter B. Dixon
  • David T. Johnson


This paper examines efficient means of abating the greenhouse effect in Australia by reducing the emissions of CO2. It examines the generation of CO2 emissions from fossil fuels in Australia, and analyses means to cut emissions from electricity generation and road transport. Finally, it calculates the cost, in terms of growth forgone, of measures to attain the Toronto targets for Australian electricity generation and road transport, using the ORANI multisectoral model.

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  • Robert E. Marks & Peter L. Swan & Peter McLennan & Richard Schodde & Peter B. Dixon & David T. Johnson, 1991. "The Cost of Australian Carbon Dioxide Abatement," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 2), pages 135-152.
  • Handle: RePEc:aen:journl:1991v12-02-a08

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    1. Philip D. Adams & Brian R. Parmenter & George Verikios, 2014. "An Emissions Trading Scheme for Australia: National and Regional Impacts," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 90(290), pages 316-344, September.
    2. William B. O'Neil & Doria Polanía, 1993. "Impacto de un impuesto al carbono en el sector energético," COYUNTURA ECONÓMICA, FEDESARROLLO, vol. 23(4), pages 123-135, December.
    3. Adams, Philip D. & Parmenter, Brian R., 2013. "Computable General Equilibrium Modeling of Environmental Issues in Australia," Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Elsevier.

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    • F0 - International Economics - - General


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