A year of falling demand and emissions

The latest report on the National Electricity Market finds another year of falling consumption being fueled by energy efficiency, consumer use and, increasingly, one-off industrial closures.


The steady falls in both electricity demand and emissions across the NEM continued in the year to December 2013 (Figure 1). On the supply side, the key feature was the sharp increase in hydro annual generation and the larger sharp fall in black coal generation (Figure 2).

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