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Conscious on the imminence of an Abbott Government that can absolutely repeal the carbon tax, discontinue the $10 billion Clean Energy Fund and also scrutinise other carbon emission controlling laws (including the $3 billion a year in Department of Energy subsidies plus the Division of Climate Change measures) the proposal seeks to lock-in progressive 20 year contracts for low-carbon energy. All of those sources are excessively expensive - wind may be the least expensive and is 3 instances the price of coal, tag heuer fake watches solar six instances the cost. None with the exotic subsidised energy types appear most likely to close the gap - if they did then it's most unlikely that the pioneering function would be Australian - hence the best strategy is to do nothing at all and take advantage of these putative break-throughs if they take place.
Although it pretends to become an impartial and independent organisation, the Grattan Institute was funded by $30 million in grants in the Rudd and Brumby governments. It really is freely housed inside the University of Melbourne, itself a victim in the left's "march by means of the institutions". Its numerous "reference panels" are chocker block filled with ALP policy promoters. That for power involves green energy proponents like Victoria's Ron Ben-David? of the Essential Services Commission (who served around the Garnaut inquiry), Anthea Harris in the Dept of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Gwen Andrews formerly of DCCEE, Ric Brazzale - Green Power Markets, Hugh Outhred - University of NSW and Hugh Saddler Centre for Climate Economics & Policy, ANU.
Grattan's support with the ALP policies is therefore understandable.
However, one feature of power markets that the Grattan report draws attention to will be the destructive lack of certainty that current policy approaches entail. No commercial firm could ever build a green energy facility unless it was supported by long-term government grants/regulations. By the same token it is unlikely that any major new baseload facility could get industrial approval unless it too received government assurances. This is obviously the case with nuclear but it is actually also true of fossil fuel plants buy watches tag heuer . A new coal based plant would require assurances that a future government would not impose a carbon tax that would cruel its viability. tag heuer replicas And, though a gas plant would attract a lower rate of tax as a result of its lower carbon emissions per unit of energy, it too would need assurances that its investment would not be undercut by a future coal plant, tag heuer replika which would prodcue electricity much more cheaply.
The free market in electricity and gas only came into existence in the late 1990s and is already severely undermined by government interventions.
In a issued more than the weekend the Grattan Institute's Tony Wood argued that to enable renewable energy to cross the bridge into industrial viability "government enter into long-term contracts with project developers to supply electrical energy at a value that makes one of the most efficient technologies viable". The report was accompanied by an op ed around the AFR and articles in other newspapers.