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Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.


The Greenhouse Challenge Plus, which began in 1995, was a joint voluntary initiative between the Australian Government and industry. Its objective was to encourage abatement; improve greenhouse gas management; improve emissions measurement and monitoring; and strengthen government/industry information sharing. The Greenhouse Challenge Plus ceased on 1 July 2009.

More than 700 organisations, with excellent coverage of emissions in key areas of Australian industry, participated in the Greenhouse Challenge Plus.

By undertaking a wide range of abatement actions participants in the Greenhouse Challenge Plus have significantly reduced their greenhouse gas emissions. Actions include investments in new technologies, process and energy efficiency improvements, fuel switching and the capture of fugitive emissions.

For information about ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use visit

For information about the Greenhouse Challenge Plus requirements for fuel tax credit recipients visit the Australian Tax Office website

The following products were developed as part of the Greenhouse Challenge Plus program to help businesses reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy audit tools

Energy Efficiency Information Sheets

Ways to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions