Australia set to emit 13pc of all carbon

Original article by James Fernyhough
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 17 : 8-Jul-19

A report commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation contends that the nation will be responsible for up to 13 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. Prepared by German think tank Climate Analytics, the report takes into account emissions from Australian fossil fuel exports that are burnt in other countries. The Minerals Council of Australia estimated in 2018 that demand for imported thermal coal in Asia could rise by up to 400 million tonnes by 2030, while Gavan McFadzean from the ACF rejects the suggestion that Australia should not be responsible for what other countries do with its fossil fuels.

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AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION INCORPORATED, CLIMATE ANALYTICS, MINERALS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA

AGL’s carbon loading

Original article by Sharri Markson
The Daily Telegraph – Page: 4 : 29-May-18

Data from the Clean Energy Regulator shows that AGL Energy generated 43.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions in 2016-17, which equates to about eight per cent of Australia’s emissions. Rival utility EnergyAustralia is the nation’s second-biggest carbon polluter, with emissions totalling 21.7 million tonnes in 2016-17. AGL is believed to be spending around $A23m a year on advertising to promote its environmental credentials, yet its emissions have increased by five million tonnes under current CEO Andy Vesey.

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AGL ENERGY LIMITED – ASX AGL, ENERGYAUSTRALIA PTY LTD, AUSTRALIA. CLEAN ENERGY REGULATOR, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY

Emissions jump underestimated

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.

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CLIMATE ANALYTICS, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION INCORPORATED

Australia’s emissions rise 5pc in two years

Original article by Ben Potter
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 9 : 20-Dec-17

Australia will find it hard to meet its commitments under the Paris climate agreement, based on the latest figures on greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions have risen five per cent in the last two years, and are currently at 554 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum. This is tipped to rise to 570 million tonnes per annum by 2030 if measures such as new emission standards for cars and the federal government’s national energy guarantee are not imposed with suitable rigour. The farming and transport sectors are tipped to contribute the biggest increase in emissions in coming years, while the electricity sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY