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Gains from gas-fired energy transition are too great to ignore

Brian Fisher pens opinion piece in the Financial Review that questions why the Grattan Institute wants to deny Australia the benefits of a shift from coal to natural gas that will lower electricity prices, boost manufacturing, and reduce emissions. The article can be found here.

BAE authors ‘Powering out of pandemic: Unleashing the potential of gas’ report for the Menzies Research Centre

In this report, commissioned by the Menzies Research Centre, Brian Fisher explores the role of gas in the medium to longer term as Australia’s energy sector transitions towards lower greenhouse gas intensity. The Menzies’ media release and report can be found here.

BAE explores some of the possible economic outcomes of Labor’s climate policy

In March 2019 BAEconomics explored the economic consequences of a range of climate action policies. Since that time the Labor Party has released more details of its climate policy. In this paper Brian Fisher explores some of the possible economic consequences of the Labor approach. The report can be found here.

BAE releases its full set of climate policy scenarios

With a Federal election expected in May 2019, it is timely to assess the economic impacts of alternative domestic policy approaches proposed by the two major political parties. This full report uses the BAEconomics global model to assess the economic costs of various policy options. The report can be found here.

BAE studies economic consequences of some alternative Australian climate policies

With a Federal election expected in May 2019, it is timely to assess the economic impacts of alternative domestic policy approaches proposed by the two major political parties. This paper uses the BAEconomics global model to assess the economic costs of various policy options. This work is ongoing and will be updated as policy options […]

Brian Fisher interviewed by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

BAEconomics CEO, Brian Fisher, has been interviewed by the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society regarding his life at university, in ABARE, in policy and consulting settings and to provide advice to young economists. Watch the first part of the interview series below: Further parts can be found here.

BAE prepares report for Australia’s forest industries to examine carbon sequestration

BAE has prepared a report for the Australian forest industries, to examine the carbon sequestration associated with potential plantation forest expansion in Australia. The full report can be found here. This report forms part of the Australian Forest Products Association’s launch of the “18 by 2030”, which aims to sequester 18 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent per […]

BAE provides submission to the MCA’s review into the future security of the national electricity market

BAEconomics analyses the implications of high wind penetration for the national electricity market. The full article can be found here: http://www.baeconomics.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Intermittent-generation-technologies-13Feb17.pdf The details of the MCA submission can be found here.

BAE Managing Director writes opinion piece on the potential iron ore tax in the Australian Financial Review

Brian Fisher has written an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review on the potential impacts of Brendon Grylls’ proposed state iron ore tax. The full article can be found at the following link: http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/grylls-iron-ore-tax-a-selfinflicted-wound-on-iron-ore-competitiveness-20170208-gu80cd

BAE prepares paper regarding renewable electricity subsidies for the Minerals Council of Australia

BAEconomics prepares a paper for the Minerals Council of Australia to provide and overview of the range of subsidies for renewable electricity that were applied in Australia in 2015-16. The full article can be found at the following link: http://www.baeconomics.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MCA-renewables-subsidies-8Jan2017.pdf