Australian emissions decreased in 2013

australian-flagAccording to Enerdata, Australian greenhouse gases emissions decreased by 0.8% last year. While this seems tiny and not really reason to rejoice, there is some data worth mentioning as emissions from the power sector fell by 5%.

Last year alone, there was a 4.1% decrease in power generation from black coal, -6.9% from brown coal and -7.7% from gas, while hydropower generation rose by 18% and renewable production by 23%.

Additioinally, demand decreased by 2.8% but the articles doesn’t explain why – energy efficiency or weather. Overall, electricity generation remains the largest emitter with 33% of total emissions.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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