Lower emissions as underground coal production and generation declines

AUSTRALIAN electricity sector emissions decreased 0.4% in the December quarter of 2019 on a seasonally adjusted and weather normalised basis reflecting strong increases in solar generation and decreases in coal generation.

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A 0.7% decrease in underground coal production also contributed to a 3.9% decrease in fugitive emissions.

The Quarterly Update of Australia's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory: December 2019 states that the contribution to the National Electricity Market by solar soared 40.

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