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Australian electricity generation - fuel mix

The figure shows Australian electricity generation fuel mix in shares from 1994-95 to 2019-20 and calendar year 2020. Fossil fuels contributed 76% of total electricity generation in 2020, including coal (54%), gas (20%) 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 24% of total electricity generation in 2020.
The figure shows Australian electricity generation fuel mix in shares from 1994-95 to 2019-20 and calendar year 2020. Fossil fuels contributed 76% of total electricity generation in 2020, including coal (54%), gas (20%) 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 24% of total electricity generation in 2020.

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  1994–95 1999–00 2004–05 2009–10 2014–15 2019–20 2020
Black coal 59.3 59.0 55.9 49.0 42.6 42.2 41.0
Brown coal 20.7 23.9 23.3 22.2 20.2 12.7 12.9
Natural gas 8.6 7.7 10.4 17.7 21.0 20.8 20.0
Renewables 9.8 8.5 8.9 8.6 13.5 22.6 24.4
Other 1.6 0.8 1.4 2.4 2.7 1.7 1.7