17 April 2012 – Australia is expected to meet its Kyoto Protocol target of limiting growth in carbon pollution according to the latest National Greenhouse Accounts  from the  Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, said the accounts showed Australia’s national inventory total of emissions of greenhouse gases increased by 0.6 per cent to 546 million tonnes over the year to December 2011.

Emissions from the electricity generation sector rose by 50 per cent from 1990 to 2011, the strongest growth of all sectors in Australia.

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