The Clean Energy Regulator have released the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) data for 2014-15.
The Clean Energy Regulator’s official website states that each year, Australian corporations that meet certain thresholds are required to report their emissions and energy information to the Clean Energy Regulator and this reporting captures about 60 percent of Australia’s total emissions.
The website also states that in 2014-15, these corporations reported a total of 322 million tonnes of scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide equivalent), 91 million tonnes of scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide equivalent) and 5422 petajoules of net energy consumed. This is an increase from the 312 million tonnes of scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions, 88 scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions and the 5,100 petajoules of net energy, reported last year.
This year’s publication also includes additional data specific to the electricity sector in an anticipation of the Emissions Reductions Fund Safeguard Mechanism, which will come into effect from July 1.
Included with the publication are fact sheets on Australia’s ten highest greenhouse gas emitters, Australia’s largest electricity generators, and profiles on emissions by state and territory.
The publication, fact sheets and more information can be found here.