More Expensive, More Pollution
The impact of the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) on Australia’s carbon emissions and power prices
19 July 2018
Greenpeace Australia Pacific has released Reputex modelling that shows that the government’s National Energy Guarantee fails on emissions and power prices.
Greenpeace Australia Pacific commissioned Reputex to model the impact of the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) on Australia’s carbon emissions and on National Electricity Market (NEM) wholesale prices by 2030 under the government’s 26 per cent emissions reduction target and a higher 45 per cent target.
Our research shows that the government’s plan fails on emissions and it fails on power prices.
Malcolm Turnbull’s NEG will do nothing to lower Australia’s carbon emissions, and it will raise power prices by about a quarter compared to a more ambitious 45 per cent target.
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