Northern Territory – Overview

The Northern Territory government reports that during 2002, the Territory produced 13.7 million tonnes of greenhouse gases. This represented around 2.5 per cent of total national emissions.

The government also reports that stationary energy accounts for approximately 3.7 million tonnes or 27 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions in the Northern Territory.

Most of the Northern Territory’s electricity is generated using natural gas resulting in approximately 40 per cent lower greenhouse gas emissions than coal.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 49.2 per cent of homes in the Northern Territory have insulation (ABS rpt 4602.0 2008).