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The updated policy scenarios cover road transport differently. This results in higher fuel combustion emissions in transport in the Clean Energy Future scenario than in the other policy scenarios. By 2050, road transport combustion emissions in the Government policy scenario are slightly below their 2010 levels, but remain 31 per cent higher in the Clean Energy Future scenario.

Chart 3: Road transport combustion emissions

Chart 3: Road transport combustion emissions

Source: Treasury estimates from MMRF and CSIRO.

Demand for biofuels and electric vehicles is substantially stronger in the Government policy scenario. By 2050, over 40 petajoules more electricity is used in road transport in the Government policy scenario than the Clean Energy Future policy scenario.

Chart 4: Road transport fuel mix by policy scenario

Clean Energy Future

Government policy

Note: Biodiesels are B20, pure biodiesel and biomass‑to‑liquid. Synthetic diesels are coal‑to‑liquid and gas‑to‑liquid.
Source: CSIRO.