Transport must play its part in a cleaner economy

Proposals for Australian vehicle emissions standards to catch up with global markets are critical for a whole of economy approach to decarbonisation.

“The decarbonisation of the Australian economy requires all sectors to play their part,” Energy Networks Australia CEO, John Bradley said.

“While the focus has been on the electricity generation sector, there are also opportunities for decarbonising transport in Australia –the road transport sector accounted for 79 million tonnes of CO2-e in 2015, or 85% of total transport emissions. Light vehicles accounted for 72 per cent of road transport emissions,” Mr Bradley said.