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Morrison government urged to set sector-specific emissions reduction targets

By Bambam

Infrastructure Australia calls for policy certainty to kickstart investment and prevent taxpayers being saddled with stranded assets

Australia needs new vehicle and fuel emissions standards, and sector-specific emissions reduction plans, according to the country’s peak infrastructure advisory body.

In its 2021 plan, Infrastructure Australia has called on the Morrison government to provide policy certainty to kickstart investment in low-emissions technology and prevent saddling taxpayers with the cost of stranded high-emissions assets.

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‘Get on with it’: Australia already has low-carbon technology and Coalition should embrace it, scientists say

By Bambam

Technology and engineering academy tells government not to wait for a ‘miracle’ and aim for net zero emissions now

Australia’s leading scientists and engineers have told the Morrison government the technologies needed to make significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions already exist – and the Coalition should immediately implement a national net zero policy.

In an explicit response to the government’s “technology, not taxes” approach to reducing emissions, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering has released a position statement calling on the government to “prioritise the immediate deployment of existing mature, low-carbon technologies which can make deep cuts to high-emitting sectors before 2030”.

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