Centre for Climate and Energy Policy update: low-carbon stimulus spending
The world has changed over the last few months, and we are beginning to reflect the pandemic and the responses to it in our research. This week we will hold a webinar on Low-carbon compatible economic recovery spending (Wednesday 17 June, 12-1pm Canberra time), based on our recent working paper that sets out such criteria and draws some conclusions about infrastructure investment options in Australia. We’ve also published some initial analysis on how China’s stimulus spending is shaping up (not so green it appears). We’ll have more to say on these topics, including how economic stimulus programs relate to long-term low-emissions strategies.
Our working paper series features new research on electricity markets, the greening of South-South trade, the efficacy of carbon pricing, and the effect of carbon pricing on the energy mix.
We welcome to the Centre two new academic colleagues who have taken up positions as research fellows under the Energy Transition Hub program. Dr Mousami Prasad works on energy economics issues including the electricity market, and opportunities for renewables based product trade including green steel, in a joint appointment with the ANU Zero-Carbon Energy for Asia-Pacific program. Dr Jorrit Gosens joins us from Aalborg University, he is originally from the Netherlands and did his PhD in China. He works on China’s energy sector (and runs the site China Energy Portal), innovation systems and geography of industrial renewal. Mousami and Jorrit arrived in Canberra just before the Coronavirus lockdown, so this has been a rather unusual experience for them. Please make them welcome!
Dr Paul Wyrwoll is moving on to become research fellow with the new ANU Institute for Water Futures. Congratulations and all the best with an exciting program.
We also warmly welcome new Visiting Fellows: Richard Andrews, on leave from DFAT where he was most recently Australia’s Ambassador to Ireland, and Dr Gabrielle Kuiper who works with the Energy Security Board, on secondment from AEMO. You’ll hear more about their work with the Centre soon.