Australian transport emissions back to pre-pandemic levels, report suggests

Covid lockdowns initially saw greenhouse gas emissions from road transport plummet but by September it was back to business as usual

Greenhouse gas emissions from road transport in Australia have nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels, exposing the country’s lack of policies to decarbonise the sector, new analysis shows.

But the amount of electricity being generated from renewable sources such as solar and wind continues to break records, with October seeing almost one-third of electricity being generated by clean sources.

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