Subsidies of the Australian clean energy package

Deane, Felicity Jane (2013) Subsidies of the Australian clean energy package. The Journal of Law and Financial Management, 12(2), pp. 21-41.

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The Australian Clean Energy Package has been introduced to respond to the global challenge of climate change and reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. It includes legislation to establish an emissions trading scheme. In support of the entities that are liable under this Package, there are a number of assistance measures offered to alleviate the financial burden that the Package imposes. This paper considers whether these assistance measures are subsidies within the context of the law of the World Trade Organization. In order to do this, the rules of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures are examined. This examination enables an understanding of when a subsidy exists and in what circumstances those subsidies occasion the use of remedies under the law.

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ID Code: 64572
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: World Trade Organization, Emissions Trading, Australia, Clean Energy Package, Climate Change
ISSN: 1446-6899
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > International Trade Law (180117)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The University of Sydney
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2013 22:47
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2014 06:56

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