Australia’s Zero Carbon Moreland

 

Globally, the aluminium industry is moving towards countries with low-carbon sources of power, to hedge themselves against future carbon pricing policies. 16% of Australia’s emissions are from land use change, forestry and agriculture including rice. Australia’s abundant solar and wind could be a huge economic advantage in a carbon-constrained world by providing cheap renewable electricity for metals and minerals processing.

The Transport Plan will detail how Australia can run a zero-fossil fuel passenger and freight transport system. The main focus will be on a large roll-out of electric rail and electric vehicles, as well as application of sustainable biofuels where appropriate and necessary. For a city like Melbourne this will be the first serious comprehensive plan for our transport system since the 1969 transport plan.