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Emissions continue to rise, but solar makes strong case in SA

Lagging investment in renewables and reduced hydro generation are contributing to Australia’s rising emissions, but rooftop solar was the star during last year’s heatwave in South Australia.

According to pitt&sherry’s January 2016 Carbon Emissions Index (CEDEX), Australia’s overdependence on coal and the rise in electricity demand means rising electricity emissions will continue for at least the next six months.

The December 2015 CEDEX found that emissions continued to rise, and the January 2016 CEDEX revealed much of the same – despite Australia’s pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030 and the signing of the Paris Agreement…find out more.

Source: ecogeneration

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