Australia well down in new energy efficiency scorecard

Hazelwood power station, one of the dirtiest, has been closed down.

The chances of Australia achieving its 2030 emissions reduction target have been further weakened by Australia's poor performance on an international scorecard for energy efficiency

Australia ranked 16th overall on the American Council for Energy Efficiency's international scorecard released on July 20, which ranks the top 23 biggest energy-consuming countries on their energy efficiency across a range of areas. Australia was ranked in the bottom three countries for industry and transport.

Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie said government claims that Australia was on track to meet its 2030 target were based on implementing fuel emission standards and other energy efficiency measures, which were yet to exist.

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