Fact sheet

Key Facts:

  • Electricity emissions contribute a third of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C limit requires that coal fired electricity be phased out by around 2030 in developed countries including Australia.
  • Coal accounts for 62% of electricity generation in Australia, helping make it one of the most polluting electricity grids in the world.
  • Australia has no national plan to manage the transition of coal fired power out of the electricity system.
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