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The Australian government's solar PV rebate program

By Andrew Macintosh and Debra Wilkinson


Government subsidies for residential solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems are ineffective, costly and unfair, argues this research paper. The research, by Andrew Macintosh, Associate Director of the ANU Centre for Climate Law and Policy, and Deb Wilkinson, evaluated the outcomes from the Australian Government\u27s decade-long residential solar PV rebate program. It found that despite costing the government $1.1 billion, it will only reduce Australia\u27s greenhouse gas emissions by around 0.015 per cent and failed to generate significant domestic economic benefits

Topics: Climatic changes, Economic policy
Publisher: The Australia Institute
Year: 2010
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