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Underwriting New Generation Investments program - Consultation Paper

The Australian Government consulted on the Underwriting New Generation Investments program during October and November 2018. The Honourable Minister for Energy, Angus Taylor, hosted a roundtable in Sydney on Wednesday 7 November 2018, and the Department of Environment and Energy hosted a consultation forum in Melbourne on Friday 9 November 2018.

Energy management - Falls Festival

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The Falls Festival is a 3 day music festival held across Australia. Organisers of the Tasmanian event, at Marion Bay, were interested in reducing its fossil fuels consumption, and the savings that come with that. Assessments showed the primary opportunity to save came with selecting the right sized generators: there are 26 generators on site and changed practices were able to cut 90 running hours of usage by powering them down at appropriate times, and by choosing the right generator for the job throughout the festival. 

Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market - Preliminary Report

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This Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market Preliminary Report identifies the complex forces driving a rapid transition across the electricity sector. It seeks input on key questions to navigate the transition in line with consumer expectations for a secure and reliable service, at an affordable price, that delivers on our national emissions reduction commitments.

Dr Finkel and the Panel thank respondents for their submissions. The submission period closed on 21 February 2017.

Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market - submissions

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The submissions to the Independent Review into the Future of the National Electricity Market published are presented by the Department of the Environment and Energy and the Independent Panel for the purpose of sharing information about the Review. Submissions are now closed.

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 2017-18 and 2018

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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 2017-18 and calendar year 2018.

Total electricity generation in Australia was estimated to be 261,405 gigawatt hours (GWh) in calendar year 2018.

Fossil fuel sources contributed 212,066 GWh (81%) of total electricity generation in 2018, a decrease of 3% compared with 2017.

Coal accounted for the majority of electricity generation, at 60% of total generation in 2018.

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.