The Australian auto industry is told new cars will need a tenfold improvement in carbon-dioxide emissions by 2050 if transportation is to play its part in meeting the federal government’s target of an 80% reduction in emissions by then. Commissioner Frank Muller of the National Transport Commission issues this warning as he reports there was a 2.8% reduction in CO2 emitted from new vehicles last year. “If Australians had made greener purchasing decisions in 2011, carbon ...

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