Australian Energy Update 2019


The Australian Energy Statistics is the authoritative and official source of energy statistics for Australia to support decision making, and help understand how our energy supply and use is changing. It is updated each year and consists of detailed historical energy consumption, production and trade statistics and balances. This edition contains the latest data for 2017-18.

Australian Energy Statistics by state and territory.


Australian Energy Statistics, Table O Electricity generation by fuel type 2017-18 and 2018


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.

Long Term Training Strategy on Energy Efficiency Assessment Skills Reports


In 2009, the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism coordinated a large energy-efficiency skills research project on Australia’s highest energy-using companies: the Long-term Training Strategy on Energy Efficiency Assessment Skills. This identified skills gaps and shortages that may be limiting their ability to fully realise their energy efficiency potential. Skills gaps and shortages were found within the trades sector, as well as in key professions such as engineering, accounting, business and management.

Energy Efficiency and Engineering Education - consultation


In 2011, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism commissioned the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to conduct a small project to identify attributes and associated learning outcomes required by engineering graduates to work effectively on energy efficiency. RET then commissioned QUT, with in-kind support from Engineers Australia, to conduct consultation to obtain industry perspectives on the findings of its previous work. This document reports on that consultation process, which:

Energy Efficiency and Engineering Education – Briefing Note for Engineering Practitioners and Educators


This document is intended as a preliminary guide to energy efficiency, discussing both interdisciplinary and discipline-specific (specialist) attributes identified as desirable in engineering graduates. It also outlines the knowledge and skills needed to establish these attributes (learning pathways).

Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program - research of senior level executives


This report details the results from a survey of C-level executives who were asked for opinions and attitudes towards energy efficiency.

Information was gathered through a quantitative research among executives from organisations participating in the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism’s Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) Program. A total of 60 of 220 companies participating in the program at the time were included in the survey.