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Australian Energy Resources Assessment

Foreword

Welcome to the Australian Energy Resources Assessment (AERA) Interim Report. This report is a partial update of the national assessment series of Australia's energy resources, which was first released in 2010 and updated in 2014. This interim release provides an overview of Australia’s identified and potential non-renewable energy resources: oil, gas, coal, uranium and thorium. It focuses on resource quantities.

In the coming months, we will add hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, bioenergy and ocean energy in conjunction with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, along with energy resource market information from the Office of the Chief Economist. A full updated version of AERA will be released in February 2017.

AERA provides the crucial information and data you need when comparing energy commodities and reviewing resources available in Australia and the world. In turn, this information can be used while considering resources and energy policies.

For the first time, AERA is moving online. This offers improved functionality, including data download and easier navigation. By going digital, the report is accessible across multiple platforms including handheld devices such as tablets and mobile phones.

We are aiming to improve access to energy resource information, and are seeking your feedback. To provide your feedback, click the Website Feedback button on the right hand side to answer six simple questions. By taking this time, we will be able to provide you a better experience for the full release in February 2017.