Australian Households More Energy Efficient In 2014-15

Australian Households More Energy Efficient In 2014-15

Australian Bureau Of Statistics

Australia Becomes More Energy Efficient

Victor P Taffa

Australian households became more energy efficient in 2014-15, according to the latest edition of the annual Energy Account released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

“Despite a small increase in energy use, Australian households are becoming more efficient in their use of energy.” Lauren Binns from ABS Environment and Agriculture Branch said.

 

“On average, each Australian household used 117 gigajoules of energy in 2014-15, a 0.9 % decrease from 2013-14 and a 6.5 % decrease over the decade since 2004-05.”

Australian industries also became more efficient in their use of energy between 2013-14 and 2014-15.

“While industry use of energy increased 0.6 % from 2013-14 to 2014-15, Australian industries used 1.5 % less energy for each million dollars of economic output.” Ms. Binns said.

As with previous years, the largest proportion of Australia’s energy use in 2014-15 was recorded as export commodities.

“Exports accounted for 71.4 % (or 15,725 petajoules) of total Australian energy use.”  Ms. Binns said.