Legislation and regulations

The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act 2007) establishes the legislative framework for the NGER scheme, which is a national framework for reporting greenhouse gas emissions, greenhouse gas projects and energy consumption and production by corporations in Australia.

Several legislative instruments sit under the NGER Act, providing greater detail about corporations’ obligations. The purpose of each of these legislative instruments is described below.

The NGER Act 2007 also supports the carbon pricing mechanism that was created by the Clean Energy Legislative Package. Entities that report for the purposes of the carbon pricing mechanism do so under the provisions of the NGER Act.

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