The carbon tax has cut emissions by just 300,000 tonnes, the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory will reportedly show.
The carbon tax has reduced Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by less than 0.1 per cent, new data reportedly shows.
Data to be released by the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory this week will reveal the tax cut emissions by just 300,000 tonnes, News Corp Australia reports.
The register will show that before the carbon tax was introduced, Australia produced 546.2 million tonnes of emissions. It now produces 545.9 million tonnes.
News Corp says that while the tax is currently $24 per tonne, the effective cost of emissions reduction based on the $6 billion raised by the tax is about $21,000 per tonne.
The figures come as the federal government continues to pressure the opposition to vote to scrap the tax.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott wants the carbon tax repeal bills put to a Senate vote before Christmas, but Labor and the Greens look set to frustrate that wish.