The Australian Government plan to introduce a National Energy Guarantee to deliver an affordable and reliable energy system.
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.
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.
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
To provide clarity around the operation of this significant new reform the government has prepared a guide on the operation Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019.
An assessment of P. Savio & Co. (Savios) pack house and cold storage showed where energy use and costs could be reduced. Savios facility in Pozieres Queensland produces and packs approximately 4000 tonnes of apples per annum. It is a large facility with 14 cold storage rooms controlled by a refrigeration system that utilises 3 large ammonia compressors ranging from 22 kilowatt (kW) to 37kW in size. From May 2013 to February 2014 the pack house consumed just over 435,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity at a cost of almost $95,000 (excluding GST).