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Australia’s emissions hit lowest level since 1995 despite spike from recovering economy – Sydney Morning Herald

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped to the lowest levels in the country since 1995, falling 4.4 per cent on the previous year.

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Pollution levels within the electricity sector fell 4 per cent courtesy of the continued rapid uptake in renewables such as rooftop solar and wind, with greenhouse gas levels from the national energy market now at their lowest levels since records began in 2001. The share of renewable energy is expected to reach 30 per cent by the end of 2020.
The latest figures, released on Friday by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, put Australia 19 per cent below 2005 levels, which is…

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