Misalignment of energy policy and climate policy

Member Dr Paul Bell has recently co-authored a highly insightful report Inclusive growth and climate change adaptation and mitigation in Australia and China: Removing barriers to solving wicked problems. The work addresses the trajectory of Australia’s economy and the lack of coordination of policy within the energy sector. This is undermining both economic performance and the transition to a lower emissions economy.

It is encouraging to note a high level of alignment between the conclusions of this new substantive report and the findings of the two forums that the Society convened last year on electricity reform.