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In Australia what are the main ways to generate electricity?

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2009-12-01 01:13:29
2009-12-01 01:13:29

Electricity in Australia comes from:

1. Coal (80%)
-Brown Coal (24%)
-Black Coal (56%)

2. Gas (15%)

3. Renewables (3%)

4. Gas (2%)



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http://www.abare.gov.au/publications_html/energy/energy_09/EG09_Oct.pdf

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Exact figures will change slightly year to year, and there may be variations in percentages from reports put out by different organizations.

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