Carbon emissions come with drastic consequences. Climate change, which has aggravated and increased incidences of natural catastrophes such as droughts, bushfires, and tsunamis, among others, is largely a result of unchecked global warming, brought about by the overproduction of greenhouse gases, specifically carbon dioxide (CO2).
Energy consumption is by far the largest source of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for producing 73% of greenhouse gases worldwide. Within the energy sector, the generation of heat and electricity is responsible for most emissions.
After major oil-producing countries, Australia is one of the world’s largest carbon emitters on a…