[fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Understand how your industry is using energy[/title][fusion_text]Wondering how your industry was consuming energy over the last financial year? We’ve pulled out the statistics you’d like to see.
Australian energy consumption overview:
- Total Australian energy consumption dropped by 1% (to around 5,830 PJ)
- Australia’s energy productivity (GDP / energy consumption) rose by 4%
- Energy use declines in electricity generation and manufacturing
- Consumption in mining and transport energy use rose
- Coal production and exports continues to grow
- Oil consumption dropped by 1%
Australia’s consumption of wind, gas and solar energy rose, with overall renewable energy generation increasing by 12% and accounting for around 6% of Australia’s energy use.
Oil continued to be the largest primary energy source in Australia, calculated at 38%, followed by coal at 32% and natural gas at 24%.
Australian energy production
- Production of black coal increased by 8% (to 11,807 PJ), encouraged by new capacity for export markets
- Production or uranium dropped by 38% (disruptions at Ranger and closure of Honeymoon mines)
- Production of oil fell by 5% (declining production at ageing fields outweighed new supply)
- Lower uranium and oil production outweighed growth in black coal
- Energy production dropped by 4% (to 18,715 PJ)
- Production of natural gas grew by 2%
Australian electricity generation
Electricity generation further declined by 1% to 894 PJ, due to continued decline in industrial and residential electricity demand, and is offset in part by continued growth in off-grid generation.
Although coal-fired generation declined by 5%, coal remained the largest source of electricity generation in Australia, at 61%. Natural gas comprised 22% of total electricity generation, with renewable energy comprising 15% of total generation in Australia. Majority of the growth continued to be seen in wind and solar energy. For the first time, the share of hydro energy fell below 50%.
Australian energy trade
There was a slight 2% growth in energy exports (to 15,658 PJ), due to the fall in uranium and crude oil exports. LNG exports also dropped slightly. Imports fell by less than 1% (to 2,275 PJ), with the decline in crude oil imports largely offset by a rise in the import of refined products.
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