Carbon price won’t halt Australia’s emissions

In spite of the introduction of a carbon price, our emissions will continue to lift through 2020, new figures show. This is driven to a large extent by expansion of LNG and a blip in land-use and agriculture emissions.

The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has just released its latest emissions projections out to 2030. In spite of the introduction of a carbon price, Australia’s emissions will continue to rise to 2020 due largely to expansion in liquefied natural gas, as well as a bizarre one-year blip in emissions from land-use activities.

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