I am an energy and environmental economist broadly interested in how to effectively address climate change. My current work focuses on three streams: improving our understanding of how consumers respond to information and incentives in their energy use and conservation decisions, how the substitution between transport modes within international trade impacts trade flows and the regulation of carbon emissions from international transportation, and on how investment carbon-footprints relate to physical carbon emissions.
Among the many things (ok, pretty much everything) that covid19 is impacting is the cost of rent in Sydney. The NSW government releases the rent data monthly so I thought I’d take a look.
One of the things that jumped out at me when I arrived in Australia was, compared to Canada, how European it feels. The coffee, the more rounded edges on cars, the cafe’s with seating on the street, tea, trains.
The conversation around greenhouse gas emissions in Australia differs from that in Canada. In Australia there is much attention on coal generation and renewable energy, where as in Canada the focus is on oil and gas, and in particular the oil sands and export pipelines.