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Technical guidelines for the estimation of greenhouse gas emissions by facilities in Australia - 2015-16 reporting year (August 2016)

Department of the Environment and Energy, 2016

The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007, the Regulations under that Act and the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 establish the legislative framework for a national greenhouse and energy reporting system.

These Technical Guidelines embody the latest methods for estimating emissions and are based on the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 as amended (the Determination) by the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 1) and the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 2).

The Technical Guidelines provide additional guidance and commentary to assist Reporters in estimating greenhouse gas emissions for reporting under the NGER system and in general are applicable to the 2015-16 reporting year.

The NGER Scheme's objectives are set out in the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007.

These include:

  • informing government policy formulation and the Australian public;
  • meeting Australia's international reporting obligations;
  • assisting Commonwealth, State and Territory government programs and activities; and
  • avoiding the duplication of similar reporting requirements in the States and Territories.

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