Carbon trading winners and losers

Deutsche Bank has analysed the likely winners and losers if the emissions trading scheme suggested by Prime Minister John Howard comes into place.

TRANSPORT, utilities, construction and households stand to lose the most from an emissions trading scheme, according to one report, with another showing the longer carbon trading is delayed, the greater the impact will be on household energy bills.
…”Although these sectors will incur a cost for their emissions under a trading scheme, the degree to which they ultimately bear the cost will depend on their ability to pass this cost on to customers,” the report says…Australia’s largest energy retailer, AGL, could be worse off than rival Origin Energy due to its “higher exposure to carbon” through its brown coal-fired power station in Loy Yang.

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