Original article by Kyle Mackey-Laws
The Canberra Times – Page: 5 : 15-May-18
Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions rose by 1.5 per cent in 2017, the third year in a row that emissions have increased. Bill Hare of Climate Analytics says Australia will struggle to meet its 2030 Paris climate pledge if the upward trend continues. The electricity sector reduced its emissions by 3.1 per cent in 2017, with the Hazelwood coal-fired power plant having closed in March. Labor’s climate spokesman Mark Butler says the accuracy of the federal government’s land clearing data is increasingly being questioned, with data on emissions from land use having indicated "inexplicable reductions" in emissions for some time.
CLIMATE ANALYTICS, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION INCORPORATED