National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2014: consultation draft

Consultation period

  • Consultation for the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2014 (No.1) will be from 16 May 2014 to 5 June 2014
  • An extended consultation period will be open for submissions in relation to proposed estimation approaches to Carbon Capture and Storage outlined in the Departmental Commentary, 16 May 2014 to 31 August 2014.

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National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2014 (No.1) - Routine streamlining amendments and additional guidance

Aspects of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 (the Determination) are currently being reviewed with the intention of making some minor amendments to the instrument. The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2013 is planned to apply to the reporting year 2014–15 and would affect NGER reports to be submitted in October 2015.

The draft amendments contained in the NGER Measurement Amendment Determination 2014 No.1 aim to achieve the following:

  • an update of scope 2 emissions factors that apply to the consumption of electricity - these factors require annual adjustments in line with actual dispatch decisions for Australia’s electricity markets for the most recent financial year;
  • extension of a voluntary Method 4 for the estimation of fugitive emissions associated with coal seam gas to other sources of natural gas;
  • refinements to the voluntary Method 2 for the estimation of emissions from wastewater to reflect a new approach identified by the industry; and
  • refinements to the methods for the estimation of emissions from landfills.

The Department invites interested parties to submit feedback on the draft amendments to the Determination. The Departmental Commentary provides explanatory material on the content of the draft amendments.

Submissions

  • Submissions by interested parties on the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2014 (No.1) will close on 5 June 2014.

Carbon Capture and Storage

A discussion of proposed methods for the estimation of emissions from carbon capture and storage (CCS) activity is detailed in the Departmental Commentary. It is not intended that any future amendments arising from this process would apply before 1 July 2015.

  • Submissions in relation to proposed approaches to the estimation of emissions from Carbon Capture and Storage activity will close on 31 August 2014.

Making a submission

Where possible, submissions should be lodged electronically to the email address below.

Submissions will not be treated as confidential and may be made publicly available. If a stakeholder wishes their submission (or extracts of a submission) to be kept confidential, this should be indicated in the submission.

Submissions should be sent to:
Email: nationalgreenhouseaccounts@environment.gov.au

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