Energy policy won’t make dent in emissions

The Turnbull government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee would have little or no impact on cutting the emissions of the electricity sector, a report says.

State and territory ministers will discuss in August the final design of the NEG, which the federal government says will bring down power prices, improve the reliability of the electricity system and cut carbon emissions.

However a report by the Australia Institute shows the industry is already well on track to meet the NEG emissions cut target of 26 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030 without the policy in place.

Published in, 6th July, 2018