Gas and oil emissions ballooning

Posted on: Wed 28 Sep 2022

Emissions from gas and oil mining in Australia have ballooned by 20% in five years, a new analysis of the federal government’s safeguard mechanism shows. The analysis by the Australian Conservation Foundation reveals the ten highest-polluting companies under the safeguard mechanism.

The scheme imposes virtually no obligations to reduce emissions on the 215 facilities that produce 28% of Australia’s climate pollution. Since reporting began in 2016-17, total emissions from facilities covered by the mechanism have blown out by more than 9 million tonnes.

To find out details of the report, Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Kim Garrat from the Australian Conservation Foundation.

Produced by Des Lawrence

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