Evidence of first step towards reductions

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Evidence of first step towards reductions Ben Cubby February 27, 2010 AUSTRALIA'S greenhouse gas emissions may be reaching a plateau, even though demand for electricity is rising inexorably, new data suggests. A slight trend towards burning gas instead of coal in power stations means that carbon emissions are beginning to be ''decoupled'' from power generation and economic It is a crucial first step if national emissions are going to be reduced by between 5 and 25 per cent by the year 2020. Advertisement: Story continues below The news came as the federal government released its first report measuring the individual emissions of the nation's biggest companies. It shows that NSW government-owned electricity utilities Macquarie Generation and Delta Electricity, both of which are currently applying to expand fossil fuel power plants in NSW, top the list in terms of greenhouse emissions. The pitt&sherry report examined current trends in energy use and found that the
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