Mr Carl Tidemann

PhD Student
Frank Fenner Building (141)
 +61 2 612 56777



BSc Hons (ANU)


I am PhD student at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the ANU. I am being supervised by Professsor Karen Hussey (UQ) and Dr Jack Pezzey (Fenner School) and have Professor Ken Baldwin (Energy Change Institute) as an advisor.

Before beginning university I worked as a field assistant in biodiversity research as well as working for many years in the Federal Department of Health. Upon entering university as a mature age student I completed a Bachelor of Science and wrote my Honours thesis under the supervision of then Dr Karen Hussey and Dr Frank Jotzo titled "Addressing carbon leakage in climate policy: a synthesis, and assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of key policy responses."

    As well as my PhD research I have also recently been working on a research paper for the Department of Industry and Science, investigating the drivers of the recent decline in Australian electricity demand.

    I am also a research assistant and have worked on projects relating to Preferential Trade Agreements and how they impact the agriculture sector and environmental concerns, as well as the role of the modern nation state in combating climate change.


    Research interests

    Thesis title

    The role of 'the State' in the transformation of the Australian stationary electricity sector

    Thesis description

    My research is based on the role of 'the State' in the transformation of the Australian stationary electricity sector toward 100 per cent renewable generation. Under this theme I am exploring:

    • the history of the National Electricity Market and the lessons this may provide for renewables integration
    • Australian and global electricity and energy policy framing 
    • various impacts on how 'the State' governs the electricity sector including lobbying.

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