This briefing paper provides a snapshot of the status of Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions and analysis on the policy implications of the data.
In October 2018, the Victorian government released the ‘Victorian Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report,’ just one day before the pre-election caretaker period commenced.
This report is released annually as a requirement under the Climate Change Act 2017. However, coming out just moments before a state election, the important findings of this report went largely unnoticed.
The EPA’s review into the licences of Victoria’s coal power stations, to be concluded in the next month, provides a timely opportunity to act on the implications of this report.
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