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Coal Still Dominates, Despite All

July 15, 2016 10:14 am Category: Coal & Gas, Latest News A+ / A-
Coal fired energy. Going to be around for a while, it seems

Coal fired energy. Going to be around for a while, it seems

Coal fired power continues to comprise around two-thirds of Australia’s energy generation, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Renewable energy continues to chip away however, with the ABS data showing that non-renewables – such as coal and gas – delivered 88 percent of electricity generation in 2014-15 against 90.4 percent in 2011-12 and 93 percent in 2008-9.

Renewable energy generation increased from 9.6 percent to 12 percent in the last three years.

Coal remains the dominant form of generation, now comprising 65.3 percent of the total, although it was at 70 percent six years ago.

On a global basis, coal comprises 41.1 percent of generation according to the International Energy Agency.

Large scale renewable energy is dominated by hydro, with 5 percent of the total and wind with 4 percent.

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