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Letter from Austalian Government: Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

from Miranda Lello A/g General Manager Industry Emissions Policy Branch

Dear Mr Wright
Thank you for your email of 3 March 2020 to the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology the Hon Karen Andrews MP concerning the use of fuel catalysts to reduce emissions and fuel
consumption from diesel internal combustion engines. I am replying on the Minister’s behalf.

I congratulate you on your impressive work on reducing diesel use and related emissions, and I appreciate the time you have taken to bring the technology to the Government’s attention. While by world standards Australia has very clean air, there is still work to do.

To help ensure a clean air future, Australia’s Environment Ministers established the National Clean Air Agreement to help governments prioritise national actions to address air quality issues. State and territories have primary responsibility for monitoring and managing air quality in their jurisdictions, and report against national ambient (outdoor) air quality standards.

The Australian Government takes a lead role in national issues such as fuel quality, and is driving a national approach on issues that have been identified by all Australian governments including the decision to manage noxious emissions from outdoor powered equipment and propulsion marine engines.

In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, the Government is taking real and practical action to reduce our emissions while ensuring a strong and prosperous economy. As a part of a coordinated global action to address climate change, we have strong targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by 26 to 28 per cent below 2005 levels. Cost effective technologies will play a role in achieving Australia’s emissions reduction targets.

Yours sincerely

Miranda Lello
A/g General Manager
Industry Emissions Policy Branch
30 March 2020

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