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Corporate emissions and energy data 2009-10

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Publication of Greenhouse and Energy information

The information on this page was prepared and published before the Clean Energy Regulator was established. At the time of publication, corporations that were registered under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 were required to report to the Greenhouse and Energy Officer (GEDO). From 2 April 2012, the GEDO is replaced by the Clean Energy Regulator.

Section 24 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007

Corporations registered under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007(NGER Act) are obliged to report greenhouse gas emissions, energy production and energy consumption to the Clean Energy Regulator.

In accordance with section 24 of the NGER Act, the Clean Energy Regulator is publishing an extract of this information for the 2009–2010 reporting year. The Clean Energy Regulator must publish, for each corporation whose group had scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions above the 2009–2010 threshold of 87.5 kilotonnes, the following totals that the corporation has reported:

  • scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions
  • scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions, and
  • energy consumption.

The same information is also published for all corporations that hold a Reporting Transfer Certificate (RTC). As the publishing thresholds do not apply to RTC holders this means that all corporations that hold a RTC will have these three totals published in relation to that RTC.

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Information included in this publication

The information in this publication is a subset of the total information reported by corporations to the CER. Only some corporations will have their information published due to one or more of the following reasons:

  • some corporations may have de-registered since reporting for the 2008–09 financial year
  • some corporations are registered for the 2010–11 financial year, but not for 2009–2010
  • a registered corporation may not have met one of the reporting thresholds
  • a registered corporation may not have met the 2009–2010 publishing threshold
  • a registered corporation may not have submitted its NGER report in time for this publication, and
  • a registered corporation may have applied under section 25 of the NGER Act to have all or part of its greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption totals withheld from publication.

The information contained in this publication is as reported by a registered corporation, including any resubmissions, as at 24 February 2011. Information published for the 2009–2010 financial year will be updated from time to time as a consequence of resubmissions that change corporate group totals.

Registered corporations are listed alphabetically by their registered business name, which may differ from their trading name. Some well-known facilities or trading corporations will be reported under the business name of their controlling corporation and so may not be readily recognisable.

Some registered corporations have an application pending to have all or part of their reported information withheld from publication by the CER. Under section 25 of the NGER Act, information may be withheld from publication if it would reveal commercially sensitive information or trade secrets.

Information specified by a corporation under a section 25 application has been withheld from this publication. This is noted in the table, pending consideration of the application. This publication will be updated from time to time following the finalisation of these applications.

2009–10 Greenhouse and Energy information by registered corporation

Information reported as at 6 May 2011

This table should be read in conjunction with the explanatory notes that follow the table. Greenhouse gas emissions totals are listed as tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (t CO2-e); energy consumption totals are listed as gigajoules (GJ). All data is 'as reported' by the controlling corporations.

Downloadable versions of data tables

documentasset:Greenhouse and energy information 2009-10

documentasset:Reporting Transfer Certificate holders 2009-10

Registered corporations

 

Total scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions
(t CO2-3)

 

Total scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions
(t CO2-3)

 

Total energy consumption
(GJ)

 

A J Bush & Sons Pty Ltd

109 012

19 114

1 133 354

A.A. Scott Pty Ltd

129 552

6 234

1 886 589

A.C.N. 098 904 262 Pty Ltd

124 893

0

1 794 184

A.C.N. 137 191 023 Pty Ltd

81 012

69 537

1 733 594

AAPC Limited

17 716

174 845

1 012 140

ACTEW Corporation Ltd 1

58 762

160 241

760 868

Adelaide Brighton Ltd

3 095 806

291 221

20 892 346

Aditya Birla Minerals Ltd

83 786

26 550

1 650 346

AGL Energy Limited1

1 435 808

53 594

36 061 683

Air Liquide Australia Limited

4 014

291 482

1 348 329

Alcan Gove Pty Limited

1 987 588

7 808

29 230 557

Alcoa Australian Holdings Pty Ltd1

6 757 567

9 804 728

148 367 174

ALDI Stores (A Limited Partnership)

37 750

135 237

855 288

Alinta Energy Limited

7 863 143

145 715

100 083 644

Amalgamated Holdings Limited

370

145 731

757 974

Amcor Limited

510 377

511 524

9 966 094

AMP Limited

7 360

173 098

737 234

Anglo American Australia Limited

4 059 269

590 957

10 959 630

AngloGold Ashanti Australia Limited

148 797

316

2 911 075

Apache Energy Limited

864 379

937

158 747 704

APT Pipelines Limited

305 076

92 951

3 248 069

Arnotts Biscuits Holdings Pty Ltd

28 982

61 980

781 497

Arrow Energy Ltd

394 246

40 304

3 740 091

Asciano Limited

1 023 720

108 494

15 100 720

Aurora Energy Pty Ltd

502 846

92 372

11 159 694

Auscan Holdings Pty Ltd

144 361

60

1 981 701

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd

7 126

160 043

654 413

Australian Postal Corporation

88 275

221 724

2 141 555

Axia Energy Australia Pty Ltd

488 958

0

9 652 581

AZSA Holdings Pty Limited

6 117 764

526 177

9 864 248

Baiada Pty Limited

134 785

170 264

2 197 475

Barrick (Australia Pacific Holdings) Pty Ltd

190 018

244 699

4 704 787

Barrick (PD) Australia Limited

161 427

104 433

3 448 488

Bega Cheese Limited

41 346

94 877

1 349 124

BGC (Australia) Pty Ltd

95 994

65 119

2 147 615

BHP Billiton Aluminium Australia Pty Ltd

2 313 184

350 985

37 414 742

BHP Billiton Energy Coal Australia Pty Ltd

873 293

56 018

3 466 128

BHP Billiton Limited

5 150 942

1 819 255

39 290 140

BHP Billiton Nickel Operations Pty Ltd

132 110

3 222

1 643 685

Big Ben Holdings Pty. Limited

216 370

29 608

903 323

Billiton Manganese Australia Pty Ltd

522 231

174 541

8 218 336

BlueScope Steel Limited

10 791 351

1 424 605

129 555 224

BM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Ltd

2 469 229

1 067 608

20 250 981

BOC Limited

28 381

640 598

2 733 282

Boeing Australia Holdings Proprietary Limited

34 464

54 788

692 761

Boral Limited2

2 328 307

546 048

 

BP Regional Australasia Holdings Pty Ltd

1 472 407

477 610

28 725 886

Bradken Limited

29 817

89 723

944 418

Brickworks Ltd

293 363

127 345

6 322 368

Brisbane City Council 1

222 603

76 827

2 721 895

Building Supplies Group Holding Pty Ltd

91 697

320 198

9 322 717

Burrup Fertilisers Pty Ltd

1 538 899

0

30 037 216

Byrns Smith Unit Trust

84 113

7 813

1 225 589

C S Energy Limited

16 824 919

98 818

198 800 018

Cadbury Australia Limited

35 438

56 598

780 491

Cairnton Holdings Limited

141 365

96 015

1 130 632

Caledon Coal Pty Limited

181 627

14 531

101 383

Caltex Australia Limited

1 817 628

312 073

448 489 860

Cargill Australia Limited

59 891

47 464

846 475

Cement Australia Holdings Pty Ltd

2 744 673

262 268

13 581 930

Centennial Coal Company Limited

1 985 142

239 621

1 552 207

Centro Properties Limited

2 890

151 880

622 973

CEVA Pty Ltd

67 562

21 260

1 051 066

CH2M Hill Australia Pty Ltd

264 388

220

5 151 556

CHEDHA Holdings Pty Limited

19 247

1 326 616

4 178 109

Chevron Australia Holdings Pty Ltd

330 061

4 171

3 644 792

CITIC Pacific Mining Management Pty Ltd

166 879

423

2 537 087

Coalpac Pty Ltd

91 025

2 041

316 563

Coca-Cola Amatil Limited

54 639

130 757

1 482 864

Comgen Australia Pty Ltd

379 888

9 226

1 024 030

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

25 054

407 569

1 898 167

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation1

16 381

114 763

692 589

Competitive Foods Australia Pty Ltd

13 690

128 497

746 553

Conoco Phillips Australia Gas Holdings Pty Ltd

1 574 820

2 718

192 255 357

Coogee Chemicals Pty Ltd

32 215

119 496

3 111 996

Country Energy

59 018

871 881

4 118 209

Crane Group Limited

15 697

98 938

657 891

Cristal Australia Pty Ltd

49 250

53 441

905 772

Crown Limited

31 357

144 129

1 056 976

CSR Limited

631 392

431 932

52 212 722

D.M. & M.T. Nolan Pty. Ltd

144 713

3 863

2 336 873

David Jones Limited

4 850

104 448

419 571

DBNGP (WA) Transmission Pty Limited

355 676

1 792

6 339 440

Delta Electricity

20 453 113

233 034

233 568 391

Devereaux Holdings Pty Ltd

166 162

13 822

1 500 211

Dexus Holdings Pty Limited

7 871

133 822

612 409

Donaldson Coal Pty Limited

94 128

12 246

269 470

Doral Mineral Industries Limited

18 481

69 791

588 016

Downer EDI Limited

209 004

45 462

10 139 177

Ecogen Holdings Pty Ltd

434 502

29 698

8 649 319

ElectraNet Pty Ltd

1 568

240 720

1 137 091

Electricity Generation Corporation T/A Verve Energy

8 418 390

6 014

107 524 921

Electricity Networks Corporation 1

22 164

897 453

4 126 013

Energex Limited

143 827

1 315 254

8 478 472

Energy Developments Limited

1 045 811

2 806

23 655 245

EnergyAustralia 1

29 755

1 247 933

5 451 397

Enhance Place Pty. Limited

417 219

37

5 796 093

Envestra Limited

607 017

42

197

Envirogen Pty Ltd

129 409

32

2 300 038

Eraring Energy

12 067 677

49 594

135 012 143

Ergon Energy Corporation Limited

97 581

831 799

4 771 533

ERM Kwinana Holding Pty Ltd

788 365

634

15 415 954

ETSA Utilities

12 797

533 794

2 651 255

Exxonmobil Australia Pty Ltd

2 578 735

260 236

630 356 337

Fairfax Media Limited

7 197

89 997

459 563

Farstad Shipping (Indian Pacific) Pty Ltd

166 623

0

2 383 732

Felix Resources Limited

162 530

22 113

1 248 912

Fletcher Building (Australia) Pty Ltd

81 844

247 926

3 546 260

Food Investments P/L

99 765

196 079

2 391 438

Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited

33 842

201 248

1 219 581

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

444 705

39 714

6 663 106

Foster's Group Limited

78 223

155 676

1 683 584

Frequency Infrastructure Australia Holdings Pty Ltd

1 907

162 098

672 042

Fulton Hogan Australia Pty/Ltd

75 988

16 541

7 391 231

General Motors Australia Ltd

32 354

118 459

1 129 461

Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited

33 056

71 682

771 459

Global Switch Australia Pty Limited

0

101 422

410 245

Gold Fields Australia Pty Ltd

97 570

195 533

2 329 395

Goldfields Power Pty Ltd

204 732

0

3 967 626

Goodman Fielder Limited

75 569

93 240

1 573 545

GPT Management Holdings Ltd

17 331

161 585

808 969

Graincorp Limited

51 269

133 760

1 341 051

Grange Resources Limited

196 376

53 398

4 065 160

Great Energy Alliance Corporation Pty Ltd

19 797 636

231 396

219 375 235

Gujarat NRE Coking Coal Limited

786 245

48 504

231 934

Hanson Australia (Holdings) Proprietary Limited

169 774

61 916

2 078 250

Harvey Norman Holdings Limited

26 095

153 927

939 392

HCPH Holdings Pty Limited

90 112

39 599

6 342 631

Healthscope Limited

11 372

99 888

606 950

Heinz Watties Pty Ltd

44 410

45 597

795 146

Holcim Participations (Australia) Pty Ltd.

186 702

81 108

3 106 125

Holiday Inns Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd

14 159

97 427

662 076

Honan Holdings Pty Ltd

342 065

220 495

5 291 062

HRL Limited

2 474 092

179 180

32 129 829

Hunter Water Corporation

34 802

66 134

359 668

Hydro Aluminium Kurri Kurri Pty Ltd

366 598

2 509 193

13 756 568

IBM A/NZ Holdings Pty Limited

1 192

98 735

378 567

ICC Holdings Pty Limited

168 832

2 021

2 816 398

Idemitsu Australia Resources Pty Ltd

439 876

110 259

3 411 644

Iluka Resources Limited

633 799

243 839

8 745 443

Incitec Pivot Limited1

987 302

173 768

24 070 980

Inghams Enterprises Pty Limited

71 831

213 800

1 934 116

Integral Energy Australia

19 848

672 021

2 894 718

International Energy Services Pty Ltd

150 235

2 296

2 160 575

International Power (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd

17 247 970

312 865

199 368 414

IPMG Pty Limited

15 743

83 737

618 859

Isaac Plains Coal Management Pty Ltd

101 766

11 550

865 389

ISPT Pty Ltd

5 120

94 023

442 162

James Hardie Austgroup Pty Ltd

23 219

69 268

707 892

JBS Holdco Australia Pty Ltd

184 613

159 812

2 249 435

Jellinbah Group Pty Ltd

193 485

7 908

1 718 503

Jet Systems Pty Ltd

120 739

2 008

1 815 974

John Swire & Sons Pty Ltd

14 758

85 651

535 470

Kagara Ltd

41 442

48 708

789 798

Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd

227 996

319 917

4 681 820

Kimberly Clark Pacific Holdings Pty Ltd

119 544

250 559

4 754 826

Koppers Australia Pty Ltd

148 904

35 116

4 234 529

Leighton Holdings Limited

684 758

243 487

7 811 131

Lend Lease Corporation Limited

23 731

118 689

813 650

LGL Australian Holdings Pty Ltd

18 686

97 564

641 954

Linfox Pty Ltd

215 728

48 982

3 281 256

Lion Nathan National Foods Pty Ltd

103 998

287 951

3 136 840

Loy Yang Holdings Pty Ltd

10 186 782

20 296

116 129 307

LyondellBasell Australia (Holdings) Pty Ltd

8 056

136 989

16 875 871

Macarthur Coal Limited

302 491

60 606

2 515 673

Macquarie Generation

23 408 791

175 836

262 206 181

Macquarie Group Limited

5 961

92 386

460 470

Mars Australia Pty Ltd

32 153

96 577

934 209

McCain Foods (Aust) Pty Ltd

34 088

79 793

1 235 769

McDonald's Australia Ltd

2 871

128 991

530 434

Melbourne Water Corporation1

189 503

230 532

1 728 167

Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd

3 693

281 611

885 083

Metropolitan Health Service

24 488

126 659

984 181

Millennium Inorganic Chemicals Limited

127 010

77 869

2 434 168

Minara Resources Limited

568 356

263

9 903 265

Mirvac Limited

12 450

234 257

1 106 351

Mitchell Corp Australia Pty Ltd

100 362

1 007

1 578 920

MMG Management Pty Ltd

162 728

276 572

4 104 082

MML Holdings Pty Ltd

22 267

88 530

745 788

Monash University

17 968

120 910

700 780

Mount Gibson Iron Limited

110 923

730

1 594 218

Multinet Group Holdings Pty Limited

274 966

2 705

28 423

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited

145 795

491 733

5 111 806

Myer Holdings Limited

2 662

223 650

898 301

National Australia Bank Limited

9 602

148 666

663 118

Nestle Australia Ltd

39 547

168 670

1 841 239

New Hope Corporation Limited

309 466

38 462

1 956 968

New Zealand Milk (Australasia) Pty Ltd

175 808

190 754

3 489 607

Newcrest Mining Limited

662 673

668 764

16 999 481

Newmont Australia Holdings Pty Ltd

359 963

500 443

7 651 526

News Australia Holdings Pty Limited

6 193

121 911

574 243

Nippon Meat Packers Australia Pty Ltd

56 124

57 133

781 448

Norske Skog Industries Australia Limited

263 300

794 292

8 570 512

Northgate Australian Ventures Corporation Pty Ltd

29 682

198 473

1 052 081

Norton Gold Fields Limited

33 352

70 987

795 637

NRG Victoria 1 Pty Ltd

7 034 972

56 572

77 407 252

Nyrstar Australia Pty Ltd

387 923

467 344

9 292 468

OneSteel Limited

2 583 496

1 302 775

42 986 108

Orica Limited

2 113 590

435 106

18 413 538

Origin Energy Limited

1 873 394

52 965

130 471 364

Owens-Illinois (Australia) Pty Ltd

509 925

314 745

8 354 398

OZ Minerals Limited

97 274

181 875

2 248 569

OzGen Holdings Australia Pty Ltd

10 173 421

38 468

113 493 236

Paper Australia Pty Ltd

415 035

224 058

15 046 741

PaperlinX Limited

146 503

42 803

3 346 556

Parmalat Australia Ltd

22 513

80 877

691 924

Peabody Energy Australia Pty Ltd

2 575 759

155 264

3 548 750

Pechiney Consolidated Australia Pty Limited

983 247

6 899 753

37 273 659

Penrice Soda Holdings Limited

302 675

219 418

4 085 377

Perilya Limited

9 436

110 275

551 355

PMP Limited

20 448

94 283

702 265

Port Waratah Coal Services Limited

989

121 696

505 568

Power and Water Corporation

1 127 228

130 516

21 491 276

Pratt Consolidated Holdings Pty. Ltd.

353 221

1 021 007

17 692 231

Prime Infrastructure Holdings Limited

131 761

3 929

189 974

Prosafe Production Services (Australia) Pty Ltd

478 201

0

1 149 211

PTTEP Australia Perth Pty Ltd

144 106

453

915 430

Public Transport Authority of Western Australia

9 263

98 856

559 047

Qantas Airways Limited

3 956 061

224 024

57 806 437

Qenos Holdings Pty Ltd

839 465

351 664

39 473 326

QIC Limited

2 582

108 532

447 175

QMAG Limited

219 541

74 343

1 456 570

QR Limited

703 556

723 609

12 999 230

Queensland Alumina Limited

3 556 459

726 522

47 784 970

Queensland Electricity Transmission Corporation Limited

8 341

1 688 473

6 869 586

Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd

1 248 685

43 692

17 211 129

Queensland Nitrates Pty Ltd

713 007

49 471

3 305 209

Rail Corporation New South Wales

86 273

638 463

3 817 961

Ramsay Health Care Limited

14 945

151 385

867 738

Resolute Mining Limited

15 026

105 730

649 819

Rio Doce Australia Pty Limited

1 235 783

101 102

1 802 666

Rio Tinto Limited

7 701 301

9 651 903

127 321 860

Roc Oil Company Limited

139 533

0

762 450

Salvage Pty Ltd

8 734

173 526

766 046

Santos Ltd

3 571 231

39 723

35 325 601

SCA Tissue Australia Pty Limited

50 148

176 444

1 494 014

Sembsita Australia Pty. Limited

371 394

23 671

918 458

Shell Australia Limited

1 442 496

493 836

337 883 431

Silicon Metal Company of Australia Pty Ltd

31 156

319 265

3 140 181

Silk Logistics Group Holdings Pty Limited

90 481

5

1 300 393

Simplot Australia (Holdings) Pty Limited

79 440

51 907

1 359 467

Snowy Hydro Limited

167 917

335 450

17 866 132

Sonoma Mine Management Pty Ltd

181 711

31 720

1 308 110

South Australian Water Corporation

57 036

215 746

1 328 719

Southern Cross Airports Corporation Holdings Limited

4 277

88 658

436 990

SP Australia Networks (Transmission) Ltd

29 618

1 522 520

4 529 293

SPI (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd

561 873

282 173

2 958 214

SPI Electricity & Gas Australia Holdings Pty Ltd

151 296

669 007

2 118 580

St Barbara Limited

80 318

53 972

1 655 132

St Vincent's Health Australia Ltd

9 221

116 168

610 381

Stanwell Corporation Limited

7 445 704

18 101

84 465 134

State Transit Authority of NSW

142 904

10 775

2 293 569

Stockland Corporation Ltd

19 099

128 755

775 649

Sun Metals Holdings Limited

13 337

883 693

3 646 512

SunWater

2 626

160 734

687 809

Sydney Water Corporation

139 789

313 368

2 086 852

Tabcorp Holdings Limited

9 849

141 800

737 235

Tarong Energy Corporation Limited

8 230 839

135 085

94 325 696

Tarong North Pty Ltd

394 776

3 849

4 534 247

Teekay Holdings Australia Pty Ltd

117 088

1 353

1 618 215

Telstra Corporation Limited

57 243

1 382 642

6 078 979

Thales Australia Holdings Pty Ltd

45 432

47 210

462 895

The Maddingley Mine Trust

96 424

383

19 105

The Trustee for Costa's Unit Trust

33 177

65 637

637 327

The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Q)

14 762

84 251

571 040

The University of Queensland

3 523

123 686

539 991

Tiger Airways Australia Pty Limited

206 287

0

3 077 075

Tiwest Pty Ltd

559 566

243 077

8 691 909

Toll Holdings Limited

437 525

95 164

6 586 645

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd.

42 129

128 132

1 157 858

TransAlta Energy (Australia) Pty Ltd

692 651

73

13 289 639

Transfield Services Limited

1 167 022

108 688

19 832 820

Transfield Worley Power Services Pty Ltd

2 052 048

0

23 228 357

TransGrid

15 305

2 045 795

8 363 761

Transpacific Industries Group Ltd

776 057

43 258

2 685 173

TRUenergy Holdings Pty Ltd

15 612 214

227 828

221 553 056

TT-Line Company Pty Ltd

152 787

1 462

2 085 306

Unimin Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

309 140

195 779

3 090 012

United Energy Distribution Holdings Pty Limited

6 603

603 150

1 868 829

University of Melbourne

13 402

122 091

614 280

V/Line Corporation

80 243

11 960

1 185 738

Valemus Australia Pty Ltd1

64 212

65 550

1 191 266

Veolia Transport Australasia Pty Ltd

57 002

204 661

1 521 585

Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd

1 730 209

14 256

24 913 641

Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd

71

112 072

436 308

Waste Recycling and Processing Corporation (Trading as WSN Environmental Solutions)

411 580

10 364

331 513

Water Corporation

125 330

458 603

2 364 091

Wesfarmers Limited

2 403 609

2 760 935

41 042 209

Westfield Holdings Limited

9 467

329 538

1 379 053

Westpac Banking Corporation

7 430

186 869

864 732

Whitehaven Coal Limited

301 714

9 557

1 337 393

Woodside Petroleum Ltd.

8 391 652

38 443

1 557 762 307

Woolworths Ltd

357 961

2 470 480

10 451 985

Xstrata Holdings Pty Ltd

2 692 486

1 130 619

18 504 353

Yancoal Australia Pty Limited

252 509

76 285

2 088 207

Reporting Transfer Certificate Holders

 

 

 

Oceanic Coal Australia Limited

35 359

263

45 060

Peabody (Burton Coal) Pty Ltd

134 806

28 834

1 213 192

Wilpinjong Coal Pty Ltd

494 168

22 135

709 059

Xstrata Coal Queensland Pty Limited

158 544

43 000

1 136 071

Footnotes

  • These corporations have voluntarily provided information to concerning GreenPower renewable energy purchases or voluntarily surrendered Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).
  • Greenhouse and energy information has been withheld from publication under the provisions of section 25 of the NGER Act covers corporations in all sectors of Australia's economy, however it does not cover:

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Nature of the information

The greenhouse gas emissions and energy information reported under the NGER Act only represents part of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions, energy production and energy consumption. The NGER Act covers corporations in all sectors of Australia's economy, however it does not cover:

  • corporates that are below certain reporting thresholds
  • entities that are not a constitutional corporation, such as individuals or most government entities
  • reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, land use change and forestry sources in relation to biological processes (but emissions from all other sources, energy production and consumption are included from these industries), and
  • reporting of emissions abatement from greenhouse gas projects.

In addition to this publication, the information captured under the NGER Act is used to inform government policy formulation; help meet Australia's international reporting obligations; assist Commonwealth, State and Territory government programs and activities; and, can be used in any future carbon pricing mechanisms.

A corporation's emissions and energy consumption reflect, to a considerable extent, the nature of the industry in which it is engaged. Some industries are more emissions-intensive or energy-intensive than others, and operate in response to domestic and international consumer demands. A corporation may also have a number of facilities, with operations across a number of industry sectors.

Corporations identified in this publication may have other contextual information on the emissions and energy profile of their corporate group, as well as any steps they have in place to improve the emissions intensity or energy efficiency of their activities.

The information of a registered corporation may reflect activities from one or many facilities in its corporate group. These facilities may also have been under the operational control of the registered corporation or one of potentially many group members.

The NGER Act allows each partner or participant in a joint venture or partnership to nominate one entity to submit a report, however this is not mandatory. Where nomination does not occur, information for a joint venture or partnership facility must be fully reported by the corporate group of each partner in the partnership or participant in the joint venture.

Comparing information across yearly reports

A reduced corporate threshold of 87.5 kilotonnes of greenhouse gas emissions applies for both reporting and publication for the 2009-10 year, so more corporations will have their information published than for the 2008-09 period:

  • a number of corporations registered for the 2008-09 reporting year did not meet the applicable threshold-125 kilotonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions-and their information was not therefore published for that year. They may however meet the lowered threshold of 87.5 kilotonnes of greenhouse gas emissions applying for the 2009-10 reporting period, and
  • additional corporations have registered for the 2009-10 reporting period due to the lowered threshold.

When comparing the information published for a registered corporation for the 2008-09 period with that published for the 2009-10 reporting year, differences in scope 1 or 2 greenhouse gas emissions or energy consumption figures may be attributable to:

  • Changes in the corporate structure of a registered corporation. For example, a corporation may have taken over another corporation, acquired new facilities or disposed of existing facilities during the 2009-10 reporting period, resulting in significant changes to information reported, and
  • Changes in production. For example, a corporation may have increased or decreased its levels of production or changed its methods of production.

Greenhouse gas emissions

A corporation emits a greenhouse gas when it releases or it causes the release of such a gas into the atmosphere as a result of its activities.

Scope 1 emissions are the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere because of activities at a facility controlled by the corporation. An example of this would be gases emitted when burning coal to generate electricity at a power station.

Scope 2 emissions in relation to a facility, are the release of greenhouse gases emitted because of the electricity, heating, cooling or steam that is consumed at the facility but which is generated elsewhere. An example of this would be greenhouse gases emitted to generate electricity which is transmitted to a car factory and used to power the car factory's lighting. The greenhouse gas emissions are part of the factory's scope 2 emissions. It is important to recognise that scope 2 emissions from one facility are part of the scope 1 emissions from another facility..

Energy consumption

Energy production and consumption information collected under the NGER Act provides governments with important data on energy flows occurring throughout the economy.

Energy is defined as a list of fuels and energy commodities in schedule 1 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008.

Energy consumption, in relation to a facility, is the use or disposal of energy from the operation of the facility, including own use and losses in extraction, production and transmission. Own use includes each conversion of energy from one form into another-for example, energy that is extracted, captured or manufactured at the facility-that is used in the operation of the facility.

Energy can be transformed into different energy/fuel commodities a number of times within a facility as several energy products are made and used. For example, coal may be consumed to produce coke, which in turn can be consumed to generate further energy products.

In addition, some forms of energy produced upstream at one facility may be a downstream input for use or conversion to other energy forms at either:

  • the same facility
  • another facility under the operational control of the same group member
  • another facility under the operational control of a group member from the same corporate group, or
  • another facility belonging to another corporate group.

The NGER Act requires the total amount of each commodity to be reported, including each transformation of energy from one fuel or commodity into another.

The published total energy consumption figure encompasses all conversions of energy and fuel that occur within a corporate group as energy is transformed into different commodities. This figure may be larger than other 'energy consumption' figures reported in other forums, where transformations of energy within a facility or between facilities within the same corporate group may not be included.

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Appendix of amendments to publication of greenhouse and energy information reported in 2009-10

Original (Version 1.0) published 24 February 2011

Version 1.1 published 6 May 2011:

  1. Revised data published for: APT Pipelines Limited; Caledon Coal Pty Limited; Paper Australia Pty Ltd; Woodside Petroleum Limited. Note: A systems error resulted in the publication of incorrect greenhouse and energy information for the 2009-10 reporting year for two corporations: APT Pipelines Limited and Woodside Petroleum Ltd. The systems error has now been rectified and the correct information published.
  2. Listing of RTC holders reordered alphabetically.

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