Brakes on cleaner fuels need to come off

By The Canberra Times
Updated April 24 2018 - 12:44pm, first published December 22 2016 - 6:22am

The Turnbull government's habit of running policy ideas up the flagpole and then back down again at the first whiff of grapeshot is familiar to all. So there's no reason to expect it would be particularly devoted to new proposals aimed at ensuring cleaner fuels, tighter air pollution standards, and more stringent vehicle efficiency standards. The three proposals, quietly released in a discussion paper this week, would help Australia meet its international climate-change commitments, improve air quality in the cities, and enable a new fleet of fuel-efficient cars and trucks.

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