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2014-15 published data highlights

26 February 2016

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2014-15 published data highlights

The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme is a single national framework for corporations to report greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and production. Each year, Australian corporations that meet certain thresholds must report their emissions and energy information under the scheme. This captures about 60 per cent of Australia’s total emissions. Emissions from the agricultural, forestry, private vehicle transport and residential sectors are not collected under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme and therefore not included in this data.

Some key highlights from the 2014-15 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting publication include:

  • In 2014-15, corporations have reported a total of:
    • 322 million tonnes scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide equivalent)
    • 91 million tonnes scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide equivalent), and
    • 5422 petajoules net energy consumed.
  • The 2014-15 NGER data publication identifies Australia’s 10 highest emitting corporations, which collectively account for almost half (49.3%) of reported scope one emissions.  Eight out of the 10 highest emitters are electricity generators.
  • The electricity sector remains the largest emitting industry in Australia, accounting for more than half (55.3%) of all reported scope one emissions. The mining and manufacturing sectors also accounted for a further 20% and 16.6% of reported scope 1 emissions respectively.
  • The Clean Energy Regulator has published the primary fuel source for each designated generation facility for the first time. Almost half (48.4%) of Australia’s electricity is produced from black coal, with renewables accounting for 11.1% of reported electricity production.​

We have for the first time published additional data specific to the electricity sector for 2014-15. This will provide transparency and ensure industry are informed and well prepared for the introduction of the safeguard mechanism on 1 July 2016. Additional data includes primary fuel source, emissions intensity and grid connection for each electricity generator, in addition to total scope 1 emissions for all grid connected generators.

In 2014-15 total scope one emissions from grid connected generators is 176.1 million tonnes (carbon dioxide equivalent).    

2014-15 NGER factsheets

A series of factsheets is available, which focuses on some of the key data sets released as part of the ​2014-15 NGER data publication.

2014-15 published data

Note: In considering total emissions between years, it is important to note that each year there are minor changes to the National Greenhouse and Energy (Measurement) Determination 2008 and changes in the number of reporters and facilities that meet a threshold​.​​

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