Submission to the NSW Renewable Fuel Scheme Discussion Paper

Emissions Reduction, Sustainability

Forecasts suggest that without a policy to cause the diesel fleet to retire early, diesel heavy vehicle fleet in Australia will remain at around 55 per cent of the total heavy vehicle fleet in 2050 locking in emissions from diesel combustion well past 20501.

As Australia makes this transition to a decarbonised economy, decision makers must not forget the need to ensure a resilient and efficient end to end supply chain to carry the Australian freight task.

This means that care needs to be taken to ensure that decisions made to incentivise the adoption of methods of transport utilising alternative fuels does not distort the efficient operation of the marketplace.

In this submission, ALC will be principally concentrating on areas of the most relevance to our members.