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This annual report covers the Clean Energy Regulator’s performance from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013.

All Australian Government entities are required to report on their performance in accordance with the outcomes and programs framework established in the relevant portfolio budget statements.

This annual report addresses the outcome and program framework set out for the Clean Energy Regulator in the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 2012–13 Portfolio Budget Statements. The framework includes performance indicators and deliverables, which are addressed in the performance overview section of this annual report.

Figure 2.2 shows the Clean Energy Regulator’s outcome and program objectives.

Figure 2.2: Outcome and objectives

Outcome 1

Contribute to a reduction in Australia’s net greenhouse gas emissions, including through the administration of a carbon price on liable emissions intensive businesses and other entities; promoting additional renewable electricity generation; and land-based initiatives that support carbon abatement.

Program 1.1: Clean Energy Regulator

Objectives

  • Support Australia’s obligations under the Climate Change Convention and Kyoto Protocol.
  • Send a price signal to the community and business to support Australia’s transition to a low carbon economy through the application of a carbon pricing mechanism.
  • Provide industry assistance arrangements under the carbon pricing mechanism, including the Jobs and Competitiveness Program and the Energy Security Fund Coal Fired Generators Assistance—Free Carbon Units.
  • Maintain the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units.
  • Maintain a national reporting framework for the reporting and dissemination of information related to greenhouse gas emissions, greenhouse gas projects, energy consumption and energy production of liable entities and registered corporations (as applicable) to:
  • inform government policy formulation and the Australian public
  • meet Australia’s international reporting obligations
  • assist Commonwealth, state and territory government programs and activities
  • avoid the duplication of similar reporting requirements in the states and territories.
  • Establish the Liable Entities Public Information Database.
  • Establish strong partnerships with other regulatory and law enforcement agencies.
  • Encourage increased investment in renewable electricity generation through administration of the Renewable Energy Target.
  • Provide a mechanism for crediting domestic land sector offsets through the Carbon Farming Initiative.

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