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bill shorten charges an electric car after launching labor’s climate change action plan

Coalition modelling not far off Labor’s electric vehicle target – despite criticising it

Modelling for the Morrison government’s climate policy assumes electric vehicles will make up between 25% and 50% of new car sales by 2030, a similar figure to the target set by the Labor party, which the Coalition criticised this week.

the shipment of electric cars arrives in australia in 2010

‘Woefully dirty’: government accused over Australia’s failure to cut vehicle emissions

The office of the transport minister, Michael McCormack, said the government had not made a decision on “how or when” standards to cut carbon pollution from vehicles might be implemented.

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.

greenpeace argues that transport emissions are falling at a ‘snail’s pace’

Greenhouse gas emissions in UK fell 3% in 2018, official figures show

Emissions of the gases that drive climate change have fallen for six years in a row, and are 44% below the 1990 baseline for the UK. Emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, are at the lowest level since before the start of the 20th century, when Queen Victoria was still on the throne, government officials said.

the transportation sector is the number one source of ozone pollution in india

Ozone Pollution Deaths in India Higher Than Previously Thought

Polluted air causes more than 6 million premature deaths per year worldwide, including roughly 1.6 million annual deaths in India. Here, a sobering new estimate of the likely death toll from one of air pollution’s ingredients — ozone — suggesting that without aggressive reductions in emissions, more than a million Indians will die prematurely each year from long-term ozone exposure by 2050.

black law wind farm, scotland

Analysis: Why the UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990

The UK’s CO2 emissions peaked in the year 1973 and have declined by around 38% since 1990, faster than any other major developed country — Here, Carbon Brief presents detailed analysis of the reasons behind the decline in UK CO2 since 1990. The most significant factors include a cleaner electricity mix based on gas and …

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