The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 (the NGER (Measurement) Determination) provides methods and criteria for calculating greenhouse gas emissions and energy data under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act).
The NGER (Measurement) Determination is updated annually to reflect improvements in estimation methods and in response to industry feedback. Amendments to the NGER (Measurement) Determination made in 2011 continues this process and apply to reporting required for the NGER Act in the 2011–12 reporting year.
The range of emission sources covered in the Determination includes:
- the combustion of fuels for energy
- fugitive emissions from the extraction of coal
- oil and gas
- industrial processes (such as producing cement and steel)
- waste management.
The NGER (Measurement) Determination provides 4 different methods of estimating emissions from most sources. Method 1 is derived directly from the methodologies used by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency for the preparation of the National Greenhouse Accounts.
Compilations for reporting year 2011–12 and earlier years
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 as amended.
Explanatory statement 2010
Explanatory statement 2011
The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency have developed Technical Guidelines to assist stakeholders in understanding and applying the NGER (Measurement) Determination. The NGER Technical Guidelines are available on the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency website.
Consultation papers and submissions
Further information on consultations undertaken to develop the NGER legislation is available through the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency