Submission to the Department of Environment and Energy in response to their “Better fuel for cleaner air” discussion paper

Robyn Schofield, Clare Walter, Jeremy Silver, Michael Brear, Peter Rayner, Martin Bush

Published : 2017


The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub and the Melbourne Energy Institute welcome the opportunity to comment on the ‘Better fuel for cleaner air’ discussion paper, and the proposed changes to the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 and associated legislation. These two groups have expertise in several areas that are relevant to this paper: air quality, public health, energy policy and resource economics and vehicle fuels and emissions. We would therefore welcome further discussion with the Department should this be of interest. Our submission first considers the motivation of this Paper. While Australian air quality conforms to international standards, recent research1 shows that significant hea..

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