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Australia’s Electricity Generation Mix 1960-2009

Monday, 16 May 2011

New research comissioned by Environment Victoria and conducted by Green Energy Markets shows that renewable energy has fallen over the past 50 years as a proportion of Australia’s total electricity generation.

The report “Australia’s Electricity Generation Mix 1960-2009” shows that renewable energy provided 19 percent of the nation’s electricity in 1960 but this fell to just 7 percent by 2008.

During the same period Australia’s overall energy use grew dramatically so that the actual output of coal power increased by 1200 percent while renewable energy grew by just 450 percent.

To get the full story, download the report here or flick through the pages below

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Adapted from Figure 1 in the Australia’s Electricity Generation Mix 1960-2009 report

 

Adapted from Figure 2 in the Australia’s Electricity Generation Mix 1960-2009 report

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