Our purpose is to accelerate carbon abatement for Australia.
We administer the Australian Government’s legislated schemes that work together to measure, manage, reduce or offset Australia’s carbon emissions and encourage investment in renewable energy.
During 2016–17 we administered the:
We are responsible for:
Our objectives describe the type of regulator we aspire to be, the relationships we need to build, and our approaches to allocating resources, investment and operations.
Participation in some of our schemes is voluntary. To be effective, the schemes need to have a strong base of clients who meet the requirements successfully and benefit from the schemes’ incentives. The schemes also impose obligations which must be met. We want our clients to be informed, capable and willing to comply.
As an agency operating for the public good we have an obligation to be efficient and effective. In response to the government’s deregulation agenda, we continuously look for ways to do things more efficiently for us and our clients.
To address the challenge of reducing carbon emissions, we need to operate for many years as a capable, trusted agency relied on to make sound decisions based on excellent knowledge and data.
Our changing policy environment and client base, and the need to operate efficiently, mean that we need resilient and adaptable long-term processes and systems, as well as reliable data.
We uphold the Australian Public Service values of impartiality, commitment to service, accountability, respect and ethical behaviour. We also value integrity, professionalism, responsiveness and empowerment. These value sets are complementary and underpin how we work with each other, as well as with clients, partners and stakeholders across government and industry.
We work with:
For more details on partnerships and for this year’s client survey findings, see
The Clean Energy Regulator was established on 2 April 2012 as an independent statutory authority under the
Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011. Climate change laws we administer include:
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The Clean Energy Regulator is a Government body responsible for accelerating carbon abatement for Australia.
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