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Australia’s annual carbon emissions have reached a new high and drops in emissions from the electricity sector have been wiped out by increases from other industries, according to new data.
Ndevr Environmental, an emissions-tracking organisation that releases quarterly greenhouse gas emissions data, said on Thursday that annual emissions for the year up to December 2018 increased to 558.4m tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. It was the highest level on record when excluding unreliable land use data.
Ndevr’s data showed Australia was still not on track to meet its Paris target of a 26-28% reduction in emissions on 2005 levels and that carbon pollution was increasing across most sectors of the economy.
The Morrison government has repeatedly claimed Australia will meet its targets “in a canter” and was criticised earlier this month for falsely claiming emissions were decreasing.
The Ndevr report said emissions in the December quarter decreased by 1.4m tonnes on the September quarter.
But it also highlighted that emissions increased by 0.9m tonnes on the same quarter a year ago.
Emissions fluctuate seasonally, with the September quarter typically recording the highest emissions levels within each year.
“This quarter rounds out the calendar year for 2018 and what it shows is that emissions have increased again to a record high,” Matt Drum, Ndevr’s managing director, said.
The report shows emissions from the electricity sector continue to decline due to large-scale renewable energy projects.
This article first appeared on www.theguardian.com
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