Australia's greenhouse gas emissions fall slightly in 2019

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Australia's greenhouse gas emissions fell just 0.9% in 2019 as increasing emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plants largely offset declines in the power and farm sectors, government data showed on Friday.
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Total emissions for calendar 2019 fell by 5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2-e) from the previous year to 532.5 Mt CO2-e, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources said in a quarterly update.

The total is 13.7% below 2005 levels, putting Australia half way towards meeting its Paris Accord commitment to cut emissions by between 26% and 28% from 2005 levels by 2030.

The latest data comes as the government prepares plans to rebuild the economy following the coronavirus pandemic, looking…
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