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Emissions from rail transport: what role do railways play in Australia’s emissions?

Railways refer to the network of trains and tracks that transport goods and passengers across land. In Australia, this includes interstate freight services, urban passenger trains, and long-distance passenger services. Significance of Rail Emissions to Australia's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile Rail emissions constitute a small fraction of Australia's total greenhouse ...

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Emissions from sea transport: what role does maritime play in Australia’s emissions?

Maritime refers to activities related to sea transport, encompassing commercial shipping, freight transport, and passenger services. Navigation is the process of planning and executing the movement of vessels through water. Significance of Maritime Emissions to Australia's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile Maritime emissions contribute a smaller fraction to Australia's total greenhouse ...

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Emissions from air transport: what role does aviation play in Australia’s emissions?

Aviation refers to the sector involving the operation of aircraft, primarily commercial airlines, which serve both domestic and international routes. It includes passenger flights, freight transport, and private aviation. Significance of Aviation Emissions to Australia's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile Aviation contributes a modest but not insignificant portion of Australia’s total ...

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Explainer: A guide to the ACT’s emissions targets and progress

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has one of the lowest emissions profiles in Australia, largely due to its small size and recent investments in renewable energy. Emissions Trend Over the Last Decade The ACT has seen a significant decrease in greenhouse gas emissions over the last decade, driven by a ...

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Explainer: A guide to the Northern Territory’s emissions targets and progress

The Northern Territory’s emissions are characterized by significant contributions from the energy sector, particularly gas extraction and processing, alongside emissions from agriculture and land use. Emissions Trend Over the Last Decade Emissions have shown an upward trend in recent years, largely due to increased activity in the natural gas sector, ...

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Explainer: A Guide to Tasmania’s Emissions Targets and Progress

Tasmania's emissions are relatively low compared to other Australian states, attributed to its extensive renewable energy use, particularly hydroelectric power. Emissions Trend Over the Last Decade The state has seen a reduction in emissions over the past decade, achieving net-zero emissions at certain points due to its renewable energy production ...

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Explainer: A guide to Western Australia’s emissions targets and progress

Western Australia's emissions are significantly influenced by its large mining and natural gas sectors, making it one of the highest per capita emitters among Australian states. Emissions Trend Over the Last Decade Emissions have trended upwards in recent years, primarily due to increased LNG production and mining activities, bucking the ...

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Explainer: A guide to South Australia’s emissions targets and progress

South Australia's emissions profile is notably lower than many other states, with a significant portion of its electricity now sourced from renewable energy. Emissions Trend Over the Last Decade The state has seen a marked decrease in emissions over the past decade, largely due to the closure of coal-fired power ...

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Explainer: A guide to Queensland’s emissions targets and progress

Queensland's emissions are dominated by the energy sector, agriculture, and mining activities, making it one of the highest emitting states in Australia. Emissions Trend Over the Last Decade Over the past decade, Queensland has seen fluctuating emissions levels, largely due to its expanding LNG export industry, although there have been ...

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