Australia becomes world’s first developed nation to repeal carbon laws

Australia is one of the largest per capita greenhouse gas emitters due to its reliance on coal-burning power stations to power homes and industry. After almost a decade of heated political debate, Australia’s Conservative government repealed a much questioned carbon tax on the nation’s worst greenhouse gas polluters. Among UK-listed companies with coal operations in Australia are Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Glencore Xstrata and Rio Tinto.

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