Last year, the Australian Energy Council engaged Environment Resources Management to review the different ways industry calculates and reports its emissions to the National Pollutant Inventory. This review shows the emission estimation methods that electricity generators use for their emissions data.
Whilst we’ve been rightly focussed recently on the pandemic crisis, decarbonising the economy continues to be the biggest long-term challenge for our industry, as it has for over two decades and will continue to be so for another generation.
Reviews of national ambient air quality measures, as well as licence reviews in New South Wales and Victoria, have helped bring a focus on the contribution of coal-fired power stations to the fore this year.
This year unsubstantiated claims about the health effects of coal-fired power stations in New South Wales have emerged despite a lack of supporting data and independent peer-reviewed assessment.
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