By Fraser Coast Chronicle:
THE new 2012 Australian Energy Update report shows strong growth in the use of renewable energy, according to the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).
“Renewable energy (excluding biomass) recorded the strongest consumption growth in 2010-11 at 21 per cent, followed by natural gas and oil consumption which both increased by 7 per cent” said BREE Executive Director and Chief Economist Professor Quentin Grafton.
“The strongest final energy consumption growth was observed in the mining and transport sectors.
“Total energy consumption, including transformation activity, increased by 3 per cent in 2010-11 to 6100 petajoules, supported by stronger economic growth… Read more