Welcome to the July 2018 issue of the NEEA Electricity Update, with data updated to the end of June 2018. Electricity Update is the companion publication to the quarterly National Energy Emissions Audit Report, the next issue which will be in September 2018. The Electricity Update presents data on electricity demand, electricity supply, and electricity generation emissions in the National Electricity Market (NEM).

Each issue of Electricity Update contains a more detailed discussion of one or two particular issues relating to the electricity system.

In this issue we report results from an analysis of emission reductions likely to be achieved in the NEM with policies and programs already in place nationally (the Large Renewable Energy Target) and in several states. We compare these reductions with the emissions reduction target proposed for the National Electricity Guarantee (NEG). The conclusion is that the NEG will make no contribution to reducing emissions because the target will be met or exceeded by existing policies and programs.

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