Sunday, May 13, 2018

Gas boom fuels Australia's third straight year of rising emissions

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to soar, increasing for the third consecutive year according to new data published by the Department of Environment and Energy.
Greenhouse gas emissions were driven by an
 increase of 17.6% in natural gas production.
The Turnbull government published new quarterly emissions data late on Friday which reveals Australia’s climate pollution increased by 1.5% in the year to December 2017.

The expansion in LNG exports and production is identified as the major contributor to the increase, but the data shows a jump in emissions across all sectors – including waste, agriculture and transport – except for electricity, the one area that recorded a decrease in emissions.

Read the story bye Lisa Cox from The Guardian -  “Gas boom fuels Australia's third straight year of rising emissions.”

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