2007 - 2010 Generation Report

Greenhouse Indicator Series
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27 October 2011

The five states of Australia’s National Electricity Market produced 3.8% fewer greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 for a total of 177 million tons, according to our new report.

  • Power station emissions down by 3.8%
  • Emissions intensity down by over 3%
  • Per capita demand down by almost 2%
  • Renewable energy and gas generation grow by 19% and 23%
  • State-by-state breakdown of performance
  • Australia’s biggest polluting power stations revealed

The five states of Australia’s National Electricity Market produced 3.8% fewer greenhouse gas emissions in 2010, according to a new report released today by The Climate Group, for a total of 177 million tons. This represents a fall of 6.9 million tons compared to the previous year, equivalent to taking almost 1.3 million households off the grid.

Across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania, total electricity generation for 2010 was 211 million Megawatt hours (MWh), or 10.4 MWh per capita across the states. This is a fall of almost 2% in average demand per person on the previous year, suggesting that energy efficiency programs are successfully cutting Australia’s electricity demand.

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