Environmental News

Power pollution plunges

Admin Keep Queensland Beautiful - Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The carbon tax has helped to drive a sharp fall in the emissions intensity of Australia's power generation as coal-fired stations are closed, moth-balled or sell less electricity.

Electricity sold into the east coast market in the three months since the tax was introduced created on average 7.6 per cent less carbon dioxide for each megawatt hour of power, an analysis of figures compiled by the Australian Energy Market Operator shows.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/data-point/power-pollution-plunges-20121017-27rn9.html