On 7 March 2019, amendments to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015 (the Safeguard Rule) came into effect. These amendments apply to baselines that commence from 1 July 2018. The information on this website has been updated to include the amendments to the safeguard mechanism. Refer to the Department of the Environment and Energy for more information about the development of the amendments.
This website includes references to prescribed (annually adjusted) and prescribed (fixed) production variables that are yet to be finalised by the Department of the Environment and Energy.
Applications will not be able to use prescribed production variables or default emissions intensities until they have been included in Schedules 2 and 3 of the Safeguard Rule.
For more information please contact the Clean Energy Regulator.
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007, all responsible emitters must report their emissions to the Clean Energy Regulator by 31 October each year.
For each financial year (the reporting year), the Clean Energy Regulator is required to publish information about all designated large facilities with emissions over 100 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e), as outlined in the
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015.
For each facility covered by the safeguard mechanism in a reporting year, information published includes the baseline emissions number in force for that year, total reported emissions, the responsible emitter(s) for each facility, and any Australian carbon credit units surrendered.
This information is published after the 1 March compliance deadline.
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