Australia won’t meet the Paris targets despite what recent research claims | Bill Hare

There’s no way we’ll achieve the targets five years early without major policy changes, which are unlikely under the current government

The Australian National University has been making headlines for its analysis that, with the current rate of renewable energy growth, Australia will achieve its Paris agreement targets five years early – by 2025. Unfortunately, after a careful review, we find their analysis doesn’t stack up.

The ANU briefing note has surprised, if not shocked, many in the expert and analytical community with detailed knowledge of Australia’s climate and energy policy.

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