Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Who are Australia’s largest carbon emitters?

The Clean Energy Regulator has named Australia’s 10 highest carbon emitters, with coal-fired generators taking out the majority of positions.
Electricity generation accounted for around half
of all of Australia's emissions last financial year.
In the 2016-17 financial year, Australia recorded emissions of about 336 million tonnes of direct carbon dioxide equivalent emissions, the Clean Energy Regulator’s latest data shows.

The CER says nearly half of all of Australia’s direct emissions, 49.7 per cent, came from just 10 companies and their assets.

The data also shows Queensland is the nation's top emitting state.

Based on the CER's annual breakdown here are Australia’s largest emitters.

Read the story by Cole Latimer from The Age - “Who are Australia’s largest carbon emitters?

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