Emissions Rising after Carbon Price Repeal

Carbon emissions from electricity were steadily falling, for a couple of years, but since the repeal of the carbon price in July 2014, this trend promptly reversed. … Carbon emissions from power generators increased at an annual rate of 4.2 million tonnes in the year to March. … It is clear what’s driving this: coal. … The share of the national electricity grid being powered by brown coal, the cheapest and most carbon-intensive coal, is rising.


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