Australia will struggle to make real emissions reductions without making structural change away from coal in the energy sector.
Minister Hunt’s claim that emissions cuts slowed dramatically while the carbon price was in place is incorrect.
Australians are overspending carbon like there’s no tomorrow. We have a responsibility and need to adopt a much tougher 2020 emissions abatement target.
Why get worked up about our climate responsibilities when Australia’s contribution to global emissions – around 1.5% of the total – is small?