20 Australia’s biggest polluters increase emissions on Coalition watch

New government data<National Greenhouse and Energy Report released late on Friday> has confirmed what has been widely suspected – the nation’s top polluters are actually increasing emissions, and will likely continue to do so despite Australia’s recent pledge to join the ambitious climate agreement sealed in Paris..“As a result, Australia’s emissions intensity from generating power is higher than China’s and twice the emissions intensity of other OECD countries.”said ACF President Geoff Cousins in a statement on Monday…Cousins closes his comments by urging the federal government to commit to a phased closure of Australia’s coal-fired power stations, starting with the dirtiest and least efficient stations – as you can see in the chart above, this would be the Victorian brown coal plant Hazelwood owned by GDF Suez (Engie), which also owns Loy Yang A and B.

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One Response to 20 Australia’s biggest polluters increase emissions on Coalition watch

  1. Hotmail says:

    To Whom it may concern, Are you able to promote the Conversation H2O/ Managing Waterways and Coast, to your network? It is being held on Friday evening at the Inverloch Hub.

    I have attached the flyer for your information.

    Thank you, Mary Mutsaers

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