The quarterly edition of the National Energy Emissions Audit, released today by The Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy Program, shows Australian transport emissions are ramping up thanks to a significant increase in diesel usage.
- Transport sector emissions are rising due to a significant increase in diesel usage and this almost cancels out all the emissions reductions in electricity generation
- Energy emissions are now likely to start increasing, as diesel consumption continues to grow
- Australia is at risk of blowing its greenhouse gas emissions budget if the Federal Government’s National Energy Guarantee limits electricity emissions reductions to only 26-28 per cent
- Annual emissions from Australia’s energy sector reduced in the first quarter of 2018 thanks to the closure of the highly polluting Hazelwood power station