What’s happened since the 2015 Paris agreement? Not enough – but more than you might think.
Angus Taylor’s emissions reduction forecasts assume even faster cuts than those contemplated in AEMO’s step change scenario, and accelerated coal closures.
More gas, less wind and less big solar: The electricity numbers in Taylor’s emissions roadmap make no sense. But that’s not the only weird part of this report.
“We simply don’t need fossil fuels to access cheap energy anymore,” says UK climate body. “Any notion that we can’t afford to tackle climate change is clearly nonsense”.
While Australia scrambles to get a speaking slot at the UK’s climate summit, its government prepares to paint a falsely rosy picture of climate progress.
Just over a decade ago the coal industry predicted one quarter of its emissions could be buried in CCS by 2020. How did that work out?
The state-based race is on, but Western Australia is setting itself up to be a major laggard without stronger action.
The high growth of electric vehicles will play a large role in significant grid changes, and in decreasing emissions.
The Australian government’s upcoming EV transport strategy will probably be more of the same: vague tech investments instead of real, consumer-focused change.
A sugar hit of COVID-affected transport, growing renewables and suspicious revisions – all the hidden bits in Australia’s new emissions data.