Under the United Nations Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions, Australia agreed to limit its greenhouse gas emissions by 2010, to an eight per cent increase on 1990 levels. Information uncovered by Greenpeace shows that by the year 2014 Australia's greenhouse pollution, from burning coal and oil, will have increased by 70 per cent! When the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE) last week published its report, Australian Energy: Market developments and projections 2014-15, it was advertised as containing "estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector", including the oil, coal and gas industries. But these greenhouse estimates, which have been included in previous ABARE reports, were omitted. Greenpeace has used ABARE's own mathematical formulas with the figures in previous reports and calculates a more than 70 per cent increase in greenhouse pollution. Greenpeace said it was deeply troubling that the Howard Government is attempting to hide the truth from the Australian people and called for a full explanation as to why the figures were omitted and who is responsible for the cover-up. "These energy forecasts highlight the total failure of the Howard Government's response to the world's most pressing environmental issue — climate change", said Greenpeace spokesperson Robbie Kelman. Greenpeace points out that the Federal Government continues to promote the excessive use of environmentally damaging fossil fuels and at the same time is failing to develop the renewable energy industry that will help solve the problem. "The Government's promise to increase renewable energy use by two per cent by 2010 is clearly inadequate", said Robbie Kelman. "This target must be increased to 20 per cent if Australia is to develop a renewable energy industry that will allow us to phase out the use of fossil fuels, prevent dangerous levels of climate change and meet international obligations to limit greenhouse pollution."