Australian news, and some related international items

Labor’s climate plan 31 Mar 19

Labor has promised to get Australia’s 250 biggest polluting companies to cut their emissions if the party wins the next election.

*Extend the safeguard mechanism to a threshold of 25,000 tonnes of direct carbon pollution annually

* This will capture about 250 of Australia’s biggest polluters.

* Pollution baselines will be reduced over time below current levels, in consultation with businesses

* Agricultural sector is exempt, working towards carbon neutral by 2030

* Energy companies also exempt, covered by Labor’s energy policy

* Steel, aluminium and cement companies supported to remain trade competitive

* Kyoto credits will not be carried over to count towards the Paris target

* Half of all new vehicles sold by 2030 to be electric

* New government vehicles to be 50 per cent electric by 2025

* New vehicle emissions standards for car retailers, electric cars to offset higher polluting vehicles

* Restoring the Climate Change Authority


April 1, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, election 2019

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