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targeted liberal party facebook ads falsely claim bill shorten wants to tax popular car brands

Toyota distances itself from Liberal ads falsely claiming Labor wants to tax cars

Toyota has said that it was not consulted on a Liberal party campaign that uses targeted Facebook ads to falsely claim Bill Shorten wants to tax popular car brands including the Toyota Hilux and other utility vehicles.

the carbon brief profile: australia

The Carbon Brief Profile: Australia

Australia had the world’s 15th largest greenhouse gas emissions in 2015 and its citizens’ per-capita contribution is around three times the global average. It is the world’s second largest coal exporter and recently became the top exporter of liquified natural gas (LNG). Its electricity system remains heavily reliant on coal, despite ramping up the use of gas and renewables, especially rooftop solar.

emissions from a coal fired power station

Budget 2019: Coalition cuts climate solutions fund by $70m a year

The $2bn promised for Australia’s greenhouse gas abatement projects will be spread over 15 years, not 10, Tuesday’s budget revealed. The Coalition plans to spend its $2bn “climate solutions fund” over 15 years, not 10, as promised when it unveiled the rebadged emissions reduction policy in February.

bill shorten charges an electric car after launching labor’s climate change policy in canberra

Labor’s climate change policy explained: here’s what we know

Just days before the federal election is called, Labor has released the final component of its climate change policy. Scott Morrison has promptly declared it is carbon tax 2.0 and the regulations will impose massive costs on Australians.

australian greens leader richard di natale (left) with climate spokesman adam bandt

Greens blast key part of Labor’s climate policy as ‘fake action’

The Greens are positioning to torpedo a key element of Labor’s new climate policy in the event Bill Shorten wins the federal election in May, telegraphing strong opposition to heavy polluters using international permits to meet their emissions reduction targets.

bill shorten says climate change is doing real damage to the environment and the economy

50% of new cars to be electric vehicles by 2030 under Labor climate change policy

Labor will set a national electric vehicles target of 50% new car sales by 2030, and 50% for the government fleet by 2025, as well as allowing business to deduct a 20% depreciation for private fleet EVs valued at more than $20,000, as part of its climate change policy to be unveiled on Monday.

industries producing high levels of carbon emissions, including the cement, steel and aluminium sectors, will have more stringent requirements

Labor to tighten emissions regime as it draws climate battle-lines

Labor is set to unveil a climate policy that will beef up the Morrison government’s heavily criticised safeguard mechanism, creating new pollution reduction requirements for the aviation sector, cement, steel and aluminum, mining and gas, direct combustion and the non-electricity energy sectors.

the greens’ new climate and energy policy lays down markers for the bartering that could play out after the federal election

Greens set 2030 cut-off for coal exports and coal-fired power stations

The Greens will propose 2030 as the cut-off point for thermal coal exports, and the shutdown date for Australia’s fleet of coal-fired power stations, in the party’s new climate and energy policy heading into the federal election.

bill shorten is set to unveil labor’s climate change policy over the coming weeks

Labor edges away from using Kyoto credits to reach Paris target

In his strongest comments to date, the Labor leader said over the weekend he recognised that other countries had resolved not to use the accounting system that allows countries to count credits from exceeding their targets under the soon-to-be-obsolete Kyoto protocol periods against their Paris emissions reduction commitments for 2030.

modelling by baeconomics has found lifting australia’s emissions reduction target

Climate modelling cited by Angus Taylor did not model Labor policy

The modelling states that it “does not attempt to estimate the possible economic consequences linked to climate change itself”, implicitly ignoring the benefits to Australia of mitigating climate change through stricter targets.

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