National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Technical Guidelines - 2012

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 2012

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The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007, the Regulations under that Act and the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 establish the legislative framework for a national greenhouse and energy reporting system. 

These Technical Guidelines embody the latest methods for estimating emissions and are based on the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 as amended (the Determination)1 by the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 1). The Technical Guidelines provide additional guidance and commentary to assist Reporters in estimating greenhouse gas emissions for reporting under the NGER system and in general are applicable to the 2012-13 reporting year.

The NGER System has two objectives which are set out in the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (the Act). The first set of objectives comprise:

a. informing government policy formulation and the Australian public;

b. meeting Australia‘s international reporting obligations;

c. assisting Commonwealth, State and Territory government programs and

activities; and

d. avoiding the duplication of similar reporting requirements in the States and Territories.

The second objective of the NGER System is to underpin the Clean Energy Act 2011 by imposing various registration, reporting and record keeping requirements.

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