Stationary energy sector greenhouse gas emissions

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Key finding

Emissions from the stationary energy sector decreased by 1% between 2005 and 2014 but it continues to be the highest source of Queensland's emissions at 44% of total emissions.

Queensland’s stationary energy sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions grew steadily from 34.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 1990 to a peak of 68.2 million tonnes in 2009. Emissions have slowly trended downwards since then to reach 63.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2014.

Stationary energy includes all GHG emissions associated with generating electricity; or energy generation as part of manufacturing and construction activities. This sector continues to be the largest source of emissions in Queensland largely due to the high use of coal for electricity generation.

Stationary energy emissions started to decline from 2010 due to improved energy efficiency, uptake of domestic solar systems (photovoltaic and solar hot water), and a decline in overall electricity demand.

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Indicator: Greenhouse gas emissions, in carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 - e), of stationary energy sector

Queensland annual greenhouse gas emissions in  millions of tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent from 1990-2014 by stationary energy sector.

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