The Implications Of Carbon Pricing In Australia: An Industrial Logistics Planning Case Study

Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
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Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 2013, 18 (1), pp. 78 - 85
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This article investigates the cost implications and carbon reduction potentials of the carbon-pricing scheme in Australia. A non-linear optimization model is developed representing the trade-off between transportation costs and the costs of carbon emission and fuel consumption. The latter are expressed as functions of vehicle traveling speed and road roughness. Piecewise functions and tangent plane approximation are adopted to linearize the developed model for implementation in CPLEX. Empirical findings from model implementation in an actual case study suggest that the current carbon-pricing scheme in Australia may only make a minor increase in the overall logistics costs that may be inadequate to drive a significant shift in transport behaviors.
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