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Powering forward

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The Australian Government plan to introduce a National Energy Guarantee to deliver an affordable and reliable energy system.

Australian Energy Statistics, Table O Electricity generation by fuel type 2019-20 and 2020

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Table O of the Australian Energy Statistics has been updated to include estimates for 2019‑20 and calendar year 2020 using the latest data available on Australia’s total electricity generation.

These statistics cover all electricity generation in Australia, including by power plants and by businesses and households for their own use. 

Total electricity generation in Australia was estimated to be 265,232 gigawatt hours (GWh) in calendar year 2020, remaining materially unchanged since 2019.

Hotel Energy Uplift Program factsheet

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The Hotel Energy Uplift Program will deliver $10.2 million in grants to help small and medium hotels reduce their energy use, improve energy productivity and deliver carbon abatement. 

Buildings Energy Efficiency Taskgroup (BEET) reports

The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) has 10 task groups, which includes the Buildings Energy Efficiency Taskgroup (BEET) co-chaired by Australia and the USA. BEET is a collaborative platform for countries to research, inform and support the development and implementation of effective building energy efficiency policies, with a core focus on building rating systems and building codes.

Australian Energy Statistics, Table O Electricity generation by fuel type 2018-19 and 2019

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Table O of the Australian Energy Statistics has been updated to include the latest data available on Australia’s electricity generation. This release provides estimates for 2018-19 and calendar year 2019.

Total electricity generation in Australia was estimated to be 265,117 gigawatt hours (GWh) in calendar year 2019.

Fossil fuel sources contributed 209,636 GWh (79%) of total electricity generation in 2019, a decrease of 2% compared with 2018.

Coal accounted for the majority of electricity generation, at 56% of total generation in 2019.

Achieving Low Energy Existing Commercial Buildings in Australia Report

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Energy Ministers agreed on the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings in 2019. This is a national plan that aims to achieve:

  • zero energy and carbon ready buildings in Australia
  • the National Energy Productivity Plan target of improving energy productivity by 40% by 2030

The report identifies 6 options to achieve this.

The report is by the former Department of the Environment and Energy and the COAG Energy Council.

A fair deal on energy

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The Australian Government is:

  • delivering an affordable and reliable energy system
  • putting energy consumers first
  • taking real and practical action to reduce emissions and meet our international commitments