Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions have been rising for five years and this trend is set to continue.
“Suggestions in the media today that our emissions are set to come down are based on magical thinking and fanciful assumptions. They rely on faith in a government that has done nothing but dampen the spirits of the renewable energy sector,” said the Climate Council’s Senior Researcher, Tim Baxter.
“If the Federal Government actually had a climate policy we could rapidly decarbonise and make great strides. However, in the absence of Federal direction the market will struggle to continue the uptake of renewables,” said Mr Baxter.
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