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Australia’s 10 biggest climate polluters 2016

Policy Online (29.2.16) carries a link to an Australian Conservation Foundation report identifying the companies that emit most pollution into the nation’s environment and atmosphere.

‘Australia’s 10 biggest polluters – all energy and mining companies – continue to rely on last century’s fuels to generate energy and conduct their businesses.

‘… The big polluters identified in this report own some of the world’s dirtiest coal-fired power stations. Every day these dirty power stations are spewing out pollution. Every day they are making climate change worse.

‘Australians already live with the impacts of climate change. Last year was the world’s hottest recorded year, the 39th consecutive year of above average temperatures. This has fuelled droughts, bushfires, heatwaves and other extreme weather events across the country. This summer ancient parts of Tasmania’s alpine World Heritage wilderness were burnt by bushfires for the first time in a thousand years. These big polluting companies are making this situation worse every day.

‘It’s time for Australia to get out of last century’s energy sources and leap into a brighter future powered by clean energy.’

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