1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2007  
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PRODUCTION

In 2004-05 Australia's total primary energy production was estimated at 17,524 PJ (table 17.5) of which black coal accounted for nearly half (46%), followed by uranium (30%), natural gas (9%) and crude oil (6%). Renewable energy production (including wood, bagasse, biofuel, hydro-electricity and solar thermal energy) accounted for only 2% (261 PJ) of total production in 2004-05.

In the period 1999-2000 to 2004-05, Australia's total energy production increased by 3,478 PJ ( 25%). Nearly all (95%) of the increase in total energy production since 1999-2000 was accounted for by increased production involving non-renewable energy sources - black coal (up 1,698 PJ), uranium (up 1,304 PJ), and natural gas (up 317 PJ). In the same period, total renewable energy production decreased by 6% - from 278 PJ in 1999-2000 to 261 PJ in 2004-05.


17.5 PRODUCTION OF ENERGY

1999-2000
2004-05
Change from
1999-2000 to
2004-05
Fuel
PJ
PJ
%

Black coal
6,375.8
8,073.6
26.6
Brown coal
670.3
691.2
3.1
Crude oil and ORF(a)
1,386.2
1,039.2
-25.0
LPG(b)
115.7
122.6
6.0
Natural gas
1,316.5
1,633.8
24.1
Uranium
3,902.2
5,206.6
33.4
Wood
108.2
91.5
-15.4
Bagasse and biofuel
105.7
110.2
4.3
Hydro-electricity
59.7
56.2
-5.9
Solar thermal
4.1
2.6
-36.6
Stock changes and statistical differences(c)
0.9
496.0
. .
Total
14,045.3
17,523.7
24.8

(a) Other refinery feedstock.
(b) Naturally occurring.
(c) Includes a statistical difference adjustment and previously unreported production.
Source: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 'Australian Energy Statistics - Australian Energy Update', 2005 and 2006, Table A.


Graphs 17.6 and 17.7 show longer-term trends in the production of non-renewable and renewable energy fuels. Over the period 1974-75 to 2004-05 the production of non-renewable fuels has shown an upward trend, increasing from 3,073 PJ in 1974-75 to 16,767 PJ in 2004-05 (up 446%). However, there has been little growth in the production of renewable energy fuels, which increased by 28% in the period - from 204 PJ in 1974-75 to 261 PJ in 2004-05.

17.6 PRODUCTION OF NON-RENEWABLE FUELS


17.7 PRODUCTION OF RENEWABLE FUELS

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