Australian news, and some related international items

Australia now emitting record greenhouse gases

Australia’s emissions reach the highest on record, driven by electricity sector. Fugitive emissions from LNG are also fuelling rising national emissions, Ndevr Environmental figures show, Guardian, Lisa Cox 9 Jul 2019 

 Australia’s emissions are again the highest on record, driven this time by an increase in emissions from the electricity sector, which rose to their highest levels in two years, according to new figures.Fugitive emissions from Australia’s LNG industry also continue to fuel rising national emissions.

Ndevr Environmental, an emissions-tracking organisation that publishes quarterly greenhouse gas emissions data months ahead of the federal government, says its latest research shows emissions for the year to March 2019 increased to 561 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.

That was up from 554.5 million tonnes the previous year and 551.2 million tonnes in 2017.

Ndevr’s figures exclude unreliable data from the land-use sector, but the organisation said that even when it was included emissions had still increased for four consecutive years over the same period…….

July 8, 2019 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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