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Australian electricity generation - fuel mix

Australian electricity generation - fuel mix chart
The figure shows Australian electricity generation fuel mix in shares from 1996-97 to 2021-22 and calendar year 2022. Fossil fuels contributed 68% of total electricity generation in 2022, including coal (47%), gas (19%) 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 32% of total electricity generation in 2022.

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  1996–97 2001–02 2006–07 2011–12 2016–17 2021–22 2022
Black coal 59.9 51.9 54.4 46.5 45.8 37.2 35.7
Brown coal 22.9 25.1 22.4 22.0 16.9 12.0 11.5
Natural gas 6.3 14.1 13.1 19.4 19.6 18.1 18.8
Renewables 9.8 7.7 8.7 10.6 15.7 30.9 32.3
Other 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.5 2.0 1.7 1.7

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