Australia’s government keeps claiming that it is beating a selection of other countries on climate. We decided to check the numbers.
Australian Federal Government
Key energy market reforms, that could recommend a scheme to subsidise coal and gas generators, expected to be proposed next week.
New initiatives mean Morrison will now go to Biden’s climate summit with $1.1 billion of promised investment, but no new emissions targets.
The recent trend has been to relax guidelines on the safeguard mechanism, but that may soon change with a net zero emissions target.
Clean Energy Council calls on federal government to lead a managed phase-out of Australia’s coal-fired power plants, to avoid a disorderly energy transition.
The UK government has announced a climate target of 78% reductions by 2035. It shines a bright light on Australia’s current inaction.
Albanese says the opportunities created through action on climate change would have a wide-reaching benefit for the Australian economy.
Scott Morrison announced that ‘net zero won’t be solved at inner city dinner parties’ – at an inner city dinner party.
Australia’s tokenistic climate policy looks increasingly isolated after US and China jointly declare they are “firmly committed” to tackling climate change.
Delta cancelled coal plant upgrades after being short-changed by Morrison government, and flagged an early closure of Vales Point, documents obtained under FOI show.