Sustainable Economy

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Global Go To Think Tank Index | January 2014

CPD Sustainable Economy program achieves international ‘gold standard’ ranking. The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the University of Pennsylvania has released its Global Go-To Think Tank Index for 2013. Over 1,950 scholars,...

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The Guardian | 15 January 2014

‘Electricity tariff system unfair and unsustainable, say energy experts’ Lenore Taylor finds the electricity tariff system unfair for those without air conditioners In the current electricity system all consumers pay for the network of...

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The Land | 5 January 2014

Agricultural policies back on the table. Farming smarter acknowledges Australia’s agricultural needs. Labor is revising their agricultural policies in the hopes of capitalising on economic opportunities into the ‘Asian century’. Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon...

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ABC Local Radio | 20 December 2013

Air conditioners raising electricity prices Electricity prices have been on the rise for all consumers. The blame is often placed on solar users but a large increase in costs is due to air conditioner...

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Getting the facts right on Solar | OCCASIONAL PAPER | December 2013

What is really driving higher electricity network costs… … and how can they be fairly shared between consumers? This report, prepared for CPD by the Australian PV Institute (APVI), is the first to examine...

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ABC News, Business Review Weekly, APN Group, & Dredging Today | November 2013

Oversupply of ports could hurt Australia Enough Port Capacity Until 2017 (Australia) Research director Laura Eadie is author of recently released CPD report Too many ports in a storm, which questions government plans to expand and...

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The Brisbane Times | 27 November 2013

Operating below industry averages, do we have ‘too many ports’? Coal ports under-used thanks to oversupply The release of CPD’s recent report ‘Too many ports in a storm’ has raised debate over the future...

Sunshine Coast Daily | 26 November 2013

Economist: Keep NSW marine parks for at least 15 years Coastal coverage for CPD’s Marine protection dividend paper According to the newsdesk covering over ten local papers on the NSW and Queensland coasts, CPD fellow Caroline...

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NineMSN | 26 November 2013

Marine protection dividend paper on NineMSN CPD Marine economy fellow Caroline Hoisington’s paper found that 15 years is a minimum period to assess the impact of marine parks, and that the reserves also deliver clear...

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Marine protection dividend | OCCASIONAL PAPER | November 2013

Don’t quit before the full benefits flow CPD’s latest ‘marine economy’ report by former World Bank economist Caroline Hoisington, finds that marine parks deliver more over time As the NSW government considers marine management reforms,...