[LINK] Australia/EU Climate Change Symposium Looks at On-line Trading

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Oct 13 12:12:50 AEDT 2011

Greetings from the Australian National University in Canberra, where I 
am attending a symposium on "Climate Change and Energy Policy in Europe 
and Australia": 

This was well timed with the passing of the Australian carbon pricing 
legislation through the House of Representatives yesterday. There is 
very much a sense of celebration and that US and Chinese governments 
will now follow Australia's lead.

The European Union (EU) is starting the third phase of its emissions 
trading scheme. There have been problems with the system previously, 
with too many free permits issued to polluters, lowering the price: 

Also the security of the EU on-line trading system was compromised: 

Australia should be able to avoid these problems. Firstly a fixed price 
is being initially, so the scheme can be bedded in before there is 
trading. Secondly, Australasia's IT professionals should be able to 
build a secure system. In particular the students I have been teaching 
ICT Sustainability to for the last two years should be able to assist: 

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
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Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Research School of Computer Science,
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