Infrastructure

Ban new gas connections, car imports: Climate Commission

Gavin Evans
Sun, 31 Jan 2021

Ban new gas connections, car imports: Climate Commission
Gavin Evans
Sun, 31 Jan 2021
Imports of petrol and diesel cars should stop by 2030 and new gas connections for homes and businesses by 2025 if the country is to meet its 2050 emissions targets, the Climate Change Commission says.The proposals, along with an “urgent” halt to the installation of new coal-fired boilers for industrial and building heat, and a ramping up of native forest planting, are included in the commission’s first draft carbon budgets, required under the Zero Carbon Act.The draft budgets, covering three five-year periods to 2035, have bee...

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