Did a carbon price cause reductions in emissions in Australia?

A key issue in the coming Australian federal election is how best to manage the achievement of the greenhouse gas reduction target. The Australian Government is claiming that a 7.7% drop in CO2 emissions is evidence that their carbon price scheme, implemented in mid-2012, is working. Electricity generation is a complex industry and many factors contribute to the level of emissions. In this new client briefing from Frontier (Australia), we investigate the Government’s claim and examine the hard figures to see whether it holds up to scrutiny.

For more information, please contact Marita O’Keeffe at m.okeeffe@frontier-economics.com.au or call on +61 (0)3 9620 4488.

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