RACQ calls for a carbon price on fuel to be matched with a reduction in fuel excise, as the Federal Government taxes fuel for motorists at a much higher rate than fuel for heavy vehicles, industry and mining. RACQ also proposes a range of other initiatives the government could adopt to reduce motor vehicle emissions.
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RACQ Submission to the Australian Transport Council/Environment Protection and Heritage Council - Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Working Group
The RACQ welcomes strategies to make fuel-efficient, low emission vehicles more affordable. This submission supports many of the initiatives outlined in the Working Group’s Discussion Paper, and suggests further initiatives.
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The RACQ recognises the need to reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions and the overall environmental impact of cars. However the RACQ is optimistic that this can be achieved without significantly reducing mobility or living standards. This submission provides responses to the three questions raised in the Transport section of the review’s issues paper. A response is also provided to a question on the role of the Queensland Government.
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The RACQ provided this submission to the Australian Government on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) Green Paper. The submission specifically addresses the coverage of transport and related emissions within the CPRS, and considers the likely impact on motorists.
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The RACQ measured the effects on fuel consumption and emissions of travelling in peak-hour traffic compared to normal daytime conditions.
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To better understand the effects on fuel consumption and emissions of driving in congested conditions, the RACQ carried out a comparison test using two vehicles travelling into the Brisbane central area during peak hours and during the middle of the day. This report describes the tests and sets out the increases measured in fuel consumption, vehicle emissions and journey times when driving in congested traffic conditions. Find the media release here.
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This submission addresses the issue of passenger transport emission reductions through the design and coverage of a national emissions trading scheme.
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