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Production and subsequent use of energy affects all Australians, all sectors of the economy and the environment. Currently the supply of energy products relies heavily on fossil fuels namely coal, oil and gas. International and domestic pressure, however is placing emphasis on the importance of the development of renewable and sustainable energy sources for the national market. For example, a program that is making an impact is the Greenpower choice for electricity where energy consumers are using electricity from alternative power sources such as wind power, hydro-electricity and solar power.
A number of changes in the energy market such as the national energy market and the deregulation of the electricity supply in most States is increasing in the interest in energy statistics. Australia's international commitments to the Kyoto protocol and organisations such as the International Energy Agency and the Organisation for Economic and Country Development also require access to energy statistics from a number of sources.
The Australian and New Zealand Minerals and Energy Council (ANZMEC) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is attempting to satisfy the need for energy statistics by presenting a web site for the Directory of Energy Statistics. In 1992 the first edition of the energy directory highlighted sources of data for the energy sector. This web site contains updated information on Australian sources of energy and related data from both the public and private sectors.
The information contained in this Directory has been collected from many and various organisations and individuals. The ABS cannot accept any responsibility for errors or omissions in any of the entries the Directory contains. If you are aware that changes to any of the information are required please send them to the ABS via the Updating this directory site.
I would like to thank the organisations who took the time and effort to contribute entries to this directory.