From the department of choking-on-it:
A US-commissioned study of the world's power stations ranks Australia as the world's worst greenhouse gas emitter on a per capita basis.Not good news for Australia. It's not good news to me, either, since my dad helped design and build both Bayswater and Eraring.
The Washington-based Centre for Global Development has surveyed the emissions of 50,000 power stations around the world.
It finds that Australia's power sector is the world's worst in per capita carbon dioxide emissions.
Two power stations, the Bayswater and Eraring plants in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, are among the top 100 greenhouse gas emitters in the world.
Study author David Wheeler hopes the survey will help force change.
"I think if there's going to be an international corporate discussion among CEOs about taking a cleaner path in this sphere, then certainly those two Australian companies would be part of that dialogue," he said.
The study shows the world's power stations emit nearly 10 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.