Australian electricity generation - fuel mix
The figure shows Australian electricity generation fuel mix in shares from 1995-96 to 2020-21 and calendar year 2021. Fossil fuels contributed 71% of total electricity generation in 2021, including coal (51%), gas (18%) and oil (2%). Coal’s share of electricity generation has declined from 83% in 1999-00 while the shares of natural gas and renewables has increased. Renewables contributed 29% of total electricity generation in 2021.