Scale back Paris emissions commitment, reformers urge

Original article by Adam Creighton
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 6 : 11-Oct-17

The Federal Government ruled out withdrawing from the Paris climate change agreement in June, but Gary Banks of the Melbourne Institute and former government adviser Fred Hilmer say it should reduce back the nation’s commitment to the agreement. Banks, the former chairman of the Productivity Commission, has expressed concern about the likely economic impact of Australia’s renewable energy target. Banks and Hilmer have also questioned whether there has been adequate analysis and modelling of the Government’s energy policy.

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UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE. INSTITUTE OF APPLIED ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH, AUSTRALIA. PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, AUSTRALIA. OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SCIENTIST, AGL ENERGY LIMITED – ASX AGL, INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIPS AUSTRALIA

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