b'ENVIRONMENT| LEGAL SECTOR| 2020SUSTAINABILITY INSIGHTELECTRICITY EMISSIONSGreenhouse gas emissions from the generation of electricity is stillELECTRICITY EMISSIONS Australias largest emission source although this ratio is showing aTonnes C0 -e per employeelong-term decline. 2In March 2020, Australians national emissions from electricity accounted for thirty-three percent of our greenhouse gas inventory.2.15This is a decrease of almost nineteen percent from our national2.03peak of fifty-two percent recorded in 2010. This is largely due to an1.79 1.68increase in renewable generation, and the corresponding decline in coal and gas fired electricity generation. 1.33(Source: Quarterly Update of Australias National Greenhouse Gas Inventory: March 2020) This data was gathered before the full effects of the COVID restrictions were felt. Since then although many CBD buildings were effectively vacant, base building energy use was still required and IT centres were still operational. There is anecdotal2016 2017 2018 2019 2020information however that consumption of domestic power for light increased as more people were spending greater time at home.Australias use of solar and other sources of renewable energy is increasing, and in Australia met its 2020 renewable energy target of 23.5%, or 6.2% of Australias total energy use. 2020 ELECTRICITY Tonnes C0 -e per employee for all firms22020 AusLSA Member PerformanceElectricity use remains our members second biggest contributor of1.42 greenhouse gas emission at forty-seven percent of members grossAVERAGEtotal emissions.The effects of CBD lockdowns have influenced firms electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.Greenhouse gas emissions from electricity reduced twenty-one percent per person or almost 6,000 tonnes in 2020. The total reduction since 2016 is0.142.87 thirty-eight percent per person.MINIMUM MAXIMUM54'