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e-extra June 2020


A round-up of the latest energy news from Australia and around the world, including the impacts of COVID-19.

Australia’s electricity generation, new statistics published


The latest official estimates of Australia’s electricity generation in 2018-19 and calendar year 2019 have been published.

The Australian Energy Statistics for electricity generation cover all electricity generation in Australia, including by power plants and by businesses and households for their own use. 

The new data shows 21% of Australia’s electricity came from renewable energy last year, up from 19% in 2018.

Technology Investment Roadmap to low emissions


The Australian Government is developing a national Technology Investment Roadmap that will drive investment in low emissions technologies to strengthen our economy and support jobs and businesses. This is a key priority on the road to recovery from COVID-19.

Panel identifies opportunities to reduce emissions


An expert panel has looked at opportunities to unlock low-cost carbon abatement across the economy, particularly in the harder to reach sectors of industry, transport and agriculture.

Wholesale energy prices continue to fall


Wholesale electricity prices across the NEM fell to their lowest first-quarter level since 2015 as gas prices continued on the downward spiral established in 2019.