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Renewable energy generation in Australia 2018 by source

During December 2018, around 1.4 thousand gigawatt-hours of electricity were generated from wind powered renewable energy sources across Australia. Hydro and roof top solar were also among the leading sources of renewable energy generated in the country.

Australia’s changing energy mix

As it stands, coal is by far the most dominant energy source in the country. However, ambitious emissions reductions targets have driven growth in the renewables segment. Australia has become one of the most attractive countries for renewable energy investments worldwide. The pipeline for renewable energy infrastructure looks robust, with a focus on increasing the presence of solar photovoltaics.

Getting the right mix

Australia’s renewable energy capacity is dependent on the availability of resources used to generate this energy. While hydropower has held an important place in the past, future renewable energy projects will likely focus on expanding wind, solar, and bioenergy capacities. Australia is the driest continent on earth, and drought has challenged hydroelectricity generation in the past. Shifting development to more reliable renewable sources will aid in securing the nation’s green energy supply.

Amount of renewable energy generated in Australia in December 2018, by source

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

December 2018

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