The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme is a single national framework for corporations to report greenhouse gas emissions, and energy consumption and production.
Each year, Australian corporations that meet certain thresholds must report their emissions and energy information under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme. This captures about 60 per cent of Australia’s total emissions and 80 per cent of energy consumed. Emissions from the agriculture, land use, land use change, forestry, private vehicle transport and residential sectors is not collected under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme, and is not included in this data.
Australia's 10 highest emitters (scope 1) and
Portion of scope 1 emissions from 10 highest emitters
In 2015–16, corporations reported a total of:
The publication identifies that Australia’s 10 highest emitting corporations collectively account for half (50.3%) of reported scope 1 emissions. Most of the top 10 highest emitters are electricity generators.
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