Note: Reported baselines have expired as of 1 July 2021.
Reported baselines for existing facilities were determined by the Clean Energy Regulator based on National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme data reported in the 5 year period between 2009–10 and 2013–14. Reported baselines were set at the highest level of scope 1 emissions for each facility over this period.
By using the highest level of historical emissions, factors such as natural variability in emissions were accommodated (for example, changes in production levels, plant maintenance or the types of inputs used).
Reported baselines ceased as of
1 July 2021. Facilities that previously had a reported baseline and still exceed the 100,000 tCO2-e threshold may want to apply for a new production-adjusted or calculated baseline to reflect the facility’s current ongoing operations. Facilities that have not applied for a baseline will revert to a default baseline of 100,000 tCO2-e, which may put your facility at risk of being in an excess position.
Facilities that had a reported baseline, but no longer have emissions that exceed 100,000 tonnes will not need to take any further action.
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