This glossary contains the definitions of terminology used throughout the CERT report.
Calendar year reporting requires a company to provide
multipliers to estimate unreported calendar year emissions by scaling financial year data reported under the
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme. Calendar year
baseline information is calculated using averages of the relevant consecutive financial years.
See section 7.2 of the
CERT report guidelines for how the
CERT report derives calendar year emissions and electricity use from NGER data.
Greenhouse gas emissions measured as kilotonnes of carbon dioxide emissions with equivalent global warming potential.
For example, in 2015–16, one tonne of methane released into the atmosphere is estimated to contribute as much to climate change as 25 tonnes of carbon dioxide. One tonne of methane could therefore be expressed as 25 tonnes of CO2-e.
A voluntary reporting framework to allow eligible
NGER scheme reporters to publish information about their commitments, progress, eligible unit surrenders, net emissions and renewable electricity consumption.
CERT report will be prepared and published annually by the Clean Energy Regulator using data held by the Clean Energy Regulator and submitted voluntarily by
A published statement by a corporation which identifies the steps it is taking to reduce emissions and/or consume renewable electricity.
Commitment as a term includes, but is not limited to, the following terminology:
aim, ambition, aspiration, commitment, goal, projection, intention, target, trajectory.
For the purposes of the
CERT report, a facility is defined as an activity, or a series of activities, that:
Financial year reporting uses emissions and energy data for the July to June financial year when calculating progress. Calendar year-specific values, such as the
Renewable Power Percentage, are calculated using averages of the relevant consecutive calendar year values.
Financial year reporting is used under the
See section 7.2 of the
CERT report guidelines for more information.
An emissions accounting approach that calculates electricity emissions based on the average emissions intensity of the electricity grid in the location (state) in which the electricity consumption occurs. Location-based accounting therefore does not recognise the
LGCs as evidence of renewable electricity use.
This is the approach used in the
NGER scheme. For the pilot,
participants can elect to publish their data using the location-based method only.
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