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.
The safeguard mechanism commenced on 1 July 2016 and applies to all facilities that emit more than 100 000 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) emissions in a financial year (the reporting year). Emissions from covered facilities are reported through the
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme, by 31 October following each financial year.
Responsible emitters for covered facilities must ensure that they are not in an
excess emissions situation on or after 1 March following each reporting year, and have a number of options available to manage any excess emissions.
The Clean Energy Regulator is required to publish information about all covered facilities for each 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.
Under the safeguard mechanism, the Clean Energy Regulator is also required to publish emissions for grid-connected electricity generator facilities. See more information about
electricity sector emissions and generation data.
The Clean Energy Regulator takes all reasonable efforts to ensure the information published on its website is accurate at the time of publication.
The table below is a list of facilities covered under the safeguard mechanism for the 2016–17 reporting year. The 2016–17 Safeguard facilities data table was updated on 13 May 2019 to include resubmitted emissions data, ACCUs issued and the reporting of covered emissions previously withheld.
Documentasset: 2016–17 Safeguard facilities data
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