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Summer can't stop the electricity demand dive


12 March 2013, Business Spectator

February saw no let up in the steady fall in demand for electricity from NEM generators and in emissions from the electricity generation sector; in fact it saw an increase in the rate of fall of both demand and emissions.

As has been the case ever since the big demand fall started, more than two years ago, the change in emissions is caused by the squeeze which the combination of falling demand and increased supply from gas and renewable generators is putting on the dominant coal generators.