Electricity emissions: what role does electricity play in Australia’s greenhouse gases?


Electricity production is the biggest contributor to Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.

This is primarily due to our reliance on coal-fired power plants, which are highly emissions-intensive, to meet electricity needs.

Natural gas and, to a lesser extent, oil, have also played key roles in Australia's energy mix.

As the demand for electricity has grown, so too has the impact of its production on Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.

There is currently a huge push for more renewable energy in Australia, with solar, wind, and hydroelectric power gaining traction.

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