The Clean Energy Regulator has today released the 2019–20 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) data.
Each year, Australian corporations that meet certain thresholds are required to report their emissions and energy information to us. This data helps inform government policy and programs and meet Australia’s international reporting obligations.
For the 2019–20 year, 915 corporations reported a total of 327 million tonnes of scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions. This represents an overall decrease in emissions of 10.1 million tonnes (3%) on adjusted totals for the previous year.
This result includes reported scope 1 emissions decrease of 3.4 million tonnes in the oil and gas sector, largely driven by decreased quantities of venting and flaring of gas across the sector despite production increases.
Notably, reported scope 1 emissions in the electricity sector decreased by 7.5 million tonnes compared to 2018-19. This decrease is largely due to increased use of renewable generation coupled with less use of brown coal and improved efficiency from some black coal generators.
The data also reports 86 million tonnes of scope 2 emissions and 3,834 petajoules of net energy consumed.
See 2019–20 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting data highlights for more detail.
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