Australia Decarbonization Paper

Roger’s new paper on the Rudd government charade is brilliant. Do read the Australian media below, but then read the discussion draft [PDF]

If you got here via the Sydney Morning Herald or The Age, welcome. The paper of mine referenced in the articles can be found here. Comments welcomed.

It is true that my analysis failed to account for accounting tricks:

Australia’s Climate Change Ministrer, Penny Wong, yesterday said the paper ignored ”the important role international permits will play in Australia’s low cost transition to a low pollution future”. ”The government’s policy includes using international permits as part of the market-based Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme…”

So Australia doesn’t really intend to decarbonize its economy? Wow.

[From Australia Decarbonization Paper]