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Performance overview

 

This section of the report describes the Clean Energy Regulator's performance in achieving the performance indicators and deliverables for Program 1.1: Clean Energy Regulator, as published in the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 2012-13 Portfolio Budget Statements, during the period from 2 April to 30 June 2012.

Table 3.1 outlines the Clean Energy Regulator's performance in meeting the performance indicators.

Table 3.1: Results against portfolio budget statements performance indicators, 2 April to 30 June 2012

Performance indicatorResults
Administration of carbon pricing mechanism.

Industry assistance schemes associated with the carbon pricing mechanism were progressively implemented.

Jobs and Competitiveness Program and the Energy Security Fund Coal Fired Generators Assistance—Free Carbon Units efficiently and effectively administered.

The Clean Energy Regulator:

  • put in place arrangements for the commencement of the Jobs and Competitiveness Program on 1 July 2012
  • published the program application form on its website on 29 June 2012, in readiness for the application period opening on 1 July 2012
  • engaged with potential program applicants throughout the reporting period, via updates to website content, responses to phone and email enquiries, and briefing sessions.

The Regulator decided the outcome of applications for certificates of eligibility to receive free carbon units through the Energy Security Fund. The outcomes were published on 6 June 2012 on the Clean Energy Regulator's website.

Fully compliant voluntary crediting of domestic land sector offsets.

The Clean Energy Regulator recognised 32 offsets entities and began to assess applications for eligible offsets projects.

Application forms and operating procedures were developed for offsets reports and certificates of entitlement, in readiness for offsets projects being declared eligible and project proponents applying for Australian Carbon Credit Units.

The Clean Energy Regulator also engaged with potential Carbon Farming Initiative applicants through emails, workshops and presentations.

Contribution to the first report of nationally consistent emissions estimations for forestry and agriculture.

The Clean Energy Regulator will publish information on its website about the number of Australian Carbon Credit Units issued as well as the numbers cancelled voluntarily or relinquished. A register of offsets projects will also be available once relevant declarations have been made.

Contribution to Australia's international reporting obligations.

The Clean Energy Regulator collected data under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme and made it available to the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency for use in meeting Australia's reporting obligations.

Commonwealth, state and territory government programs and divities assisted through relevant, accurate and timely provision of data.

The Clean Energy Regulator pursued memoranda of understanding with Australian Government agencies and the governments of New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia, to facilitate their access to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme data.

Existing memoranda of understanding between the governments of the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and Queensland and the Australian Government's Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer are being reviewed to reflect the current legislation.

Training and internal processes for access to National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme information were streamlined to ensure timely, informative service.

Duplication of similar reporting requirements across jurisdictions minimised.

The memoranda of understanding pursued with relevant state and territory agencies were designed to support streamlining of reporting requirements.

Relevant liable entities covered by the Clean Energy Regulator legislation identified and published.

The Clean Energy Regulator published a total of 293 entities on the Liable Entities Public Information Database.

Compliance inspections conducted and annual compliance statements audited.

A total of 630 inspections of small-scale generation units were undertaken, pursuant to section 23AA of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000. Statements of liability that were received from liable entities were assessed; no audits of liable entities were undertaken.

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