Australia’s emissions fell 3% in year to June amid Covid shutdown

By Graham Readfearn and Adam Morton Angus Taylor hails data – but experts say much of fall not related to government actionAustralia’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 3% in the year to June due to the Covid-19 shutdown, the ongoing impact of drought and an influx of cheap solar and wind power, according to government figures.The government said it meant Australia had beaten its international 2020 target – widely regarded among experts as an unambitious goal. Related: Scott Morrison’s climate language has shifted – but actions speak louder than words Great news! Australia’s emissions are 16.6% below 2005 levels!!! (*if we include land use)If we exclude land

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