Guest Commentary: Owen Evans

IEEFA Australia: NSW government sensibly resists temptation to tax electric vehicles

The government doesn’t need an EV tax to fund roads

The New South Wales Government has released its five yearly Intergenerational Report. As part of the process, NSW Treasury produces deeply researched technical papers into a number of relatively narrow topics. This week it published a piece on the sensitivity to global coal demand and the broader energy transition. In two pages (pp 24-25) this […]

IEEFA: A loss of excise tax revenue should not stall the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia

More pragmatic focus would be incentivising industry and modernizing the grid

8 June 2021 (IEEFA Australia): A new tax on EV users is unnecessary as the Australian (Commonwealth) government is well placed to deal with the potential revenue impact of the inevitable move to electric vehicles, finds a new briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Global automotive manufacturers have committed almost […]

IEEFA: QCA increase of Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal’s remediation provisions to $850m concerning

Regulator should step back before taxpayer foots the bill

9 May 2021 (IEEFA Australia): The Queensland Competition Authority’s (QCA) massive ‘overnight’ increase in Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal’s remediation provision costs from $433 to $850 million highlights a very serious regulatory issue, finds a new briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Author of the note IEEFA guest contributor Owen […]