National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System Measurement - Technical Guidelines 2013

Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, 2013

Applies to the estimation of emissions in the 2013-14 reporting year

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 2013 (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 2013-14 reporting year.

The NGER System has two objectives which are set out in the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007. 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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