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 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.
On 18 April 2021, the Australian Government and Government of South Australia signed a $1.08 billion energy and emissions reduction agreement that will deliver secure, reliable and affordable energy to South Australians and the east coast market.
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.
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.
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