The above two scenarios were analyzed against each other and the analysis came up with the following results. Even though the business- as-usual (BAU) scenario consisted of considerable improvements with regards to energy efficiency in all of the analyzed energy consuming sectors, it was clear that no reduction in the greenhouse emissions could be achieved under these conditions. Instead, the carbon dioxide emissions from the fuel combustion were expected to go up by 10% of 2000 levels.
There was increasing renewable energy shares and a decoupling of an increase of 0.7% per annum gross energy consumption from the usual GDP growth of +2.4 % per annum (Cooper, 2001).
The results under the BAU scenario meant that the greenhouse emissions in Australia