Publication of Greenhouse and Energy information

The information on this page was prepared and published before the Clean Energy Regulator was established. At the time of publication, corporations that were registered under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 were required to report to the Greenhouse and Energy Officer (GEDO). From 2 April 2012, the GEDO is replaced by the Clean Energy Regulator.

Section 24 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007

Corporations registered under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007(NGER Act) are obliged to report greenhouse gas emissions, energy production and energy consumption to the Clean Energy Regulator.

In accordance with section 24 of the NGER Act, the Clean Energy Regulator is publishing an extract of this information for the 2009–2010 reporting year. The Clean Energy Regulator must publish, for each corporation whose group had scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions above the 2009–2010 threshold of 87.5 kilotonnes, the following totals that the corporation has reported:

  • scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions
  • scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions, and
  • energy consumption.

The same information is also published for all corporations that hold a Reporting Transfer Certificate (RTC). As the publishing thresholds do not apply to RTC holders this means that all corporations that hold a RTC will have these three totals published in relation to that RTC.

Information included in this publication

The information in this publication is a subset of the total information reported by corporations to the CER. Only some corporations will have their information published due to one or more of the following reasons:

  • some corporations may have de-registered since reporting for the 2008–09 financial year
  • some corporations are registered for the 2010–11 financial year, but not for 2009–2010
  • a registered corporation may not have met one of the reporting thresholds
  • a registered corporation may not have met the 2009–2010 publishing threshold
  • a registered corporation may not have submitted its NGER report in time for this publication, and
  • a registered corporation may have applied under section 25 of the NGER Act to have all or part of its greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption totals withheld from publication.

The information contained in this publication is as reported by a registered corporation, including any resubmissions, as at 24 February 2011. Information published for the 2009–2010 financial year will be updated from time to time as a consequence of resubmissions that change corporate group totals.

Registered corporations are listed alphabetically by their registered business name, which may differ from their trading name. Some well-known facilities or trading corporations will be reported under the business name of their controlling corporation and so may not be readily recognisable.

Some registered corporations have an application pending to have all or part of their reported information withheld from publication by the CER. Under section 25 of the NGER Act, information may be withheld from publication if it would reveal commercially sensitive information or trade secrets.

Information specified by a corporation under a section 25 application has been withheld from this publication. This is noted in the table, pending consideration of the application. This publication will be updated from time to time following the finalisation of these applications.

2009–10 Greenhouse and Energy information by registered corporation

Information reported as at 6 May 2011

This table should be read in conjunction with the explanatory notes that follow the table. Greenhouse gas emissions totals are listed as tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (t CO2-e); energy consumption totals are listed as gigajoules (GJ). All data is 'as reported' by the controlling corporations.

Downloadable versions of data tables

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2009–10 Greenhouse and Energy information by registered corporation.

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Reporting transfer certificates 2009-2010


  • These corporations have voluntarily provided information to concerning GreenPower renewable energy purchases or voluntarily surrendered Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).
  • Greenhouse and energy information has been withheld from publication under the provisions of section 25 of the NGER Act covers corporations in all sectors of Australia's economy, however it does not cover:

Nature of the information

The greenhouse gas emissions and energy information reported under the NGER Act only represents part of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions, energy production and energy consumption. The NGER Act covers corporations in all sectors of Australia's economy, however it does not cover:

  • corporates that are below certain reporting thresholds
  • entities that are not a constitutional corporation, such as individuals or most government entities
  • reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, land use change and forestry sources in relation to biological processes (but emissions from all other sources, energy production and consumption are included from these industries), and
  • reporting of emissions abatement from greenhouse gas projects.

In addition to this publication, the information captured under the NGER Act is used to inform government policy formulation; help meet Australia's international reporting obligations; assist Commonwealth, State and Territory government programs and activities; and, can be used in any future carbon pricing mechanisms.

A corporation's emissions and energy consumption reflect, to a considerable extent, the nature of the industry in which it is engaged. Some industries are more emissions-intensive or energy-intensive than others, and operate in response to domestic and international consumer demands. A corporation may also have a number of facilities, with operations across a number of industry sectors.

Corporations identified in this publication may have other contextual information on the emissions and energy profile of their corporate group, as well as any steps they have in place to improve the emissions intensity or energy efficiency of their activities.

The information of a registered corporation may reflect activities from one or many facilities in its corporate group. These facilities may also have been under the operational control of the registered corporation or one of potentially many group members.

The NGER Act allows each partner or participant in a joint venture or partnership to nominate one entity to submit a report, however this is not mandatory. Where nomination does not occur, information for a joint venture or partnership facility must be fully reported by the corporate group of each partner in the partnership or participant in the joint venture.

Comparing information across yearly reports

A reduced corporate threshold of 87.5 kilotonnes of greenhouse gas emissions applies for both reporting and publication for the 2009-10 year, so more corporations will have their information published than for the 2008-09 period:

  • a number of corporations registered for the 2008-09 reporting year did not meet the applicable threshold-125 kilotonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions-and their information was not therefore published for that year. They may however meet the lowered threshold of 87.5 kilotonnes of greenhouse gas emissions applying for the 2009-10 reporting period, and
  • additional corporations have registered for the 2009-10 reporting period due to the lowered threshold.

When comparing the information published for a registered corporation for the 2008-09 period with that published for the 2009-10 reporting year, differences in scope 1 or 2 greenhouse gas emissions or energy consumption figures may be attributable to:

  • Changes in the corporate structure of a registered corporation. For example, a corporation may have taken over another corporation, acquired new facilities or disposed of existing facilities during the 2009-10 reporting period, resulting in significant changes to information reported, and
  • Changes in production. For example, a corporation may have increased or decreased its levels of production or changed its methods of production.

Greenhouse gas emissions

A corporation emits a greenhouse gas when it releases or it causes the release of such a gas into the atmosphere as a result of its activities.

Scope 1 emissions are the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere because of activities at a facility controlled by the corporation. An example of this would be gases emitted when burning coal to generate electricity at a power station.

Scope 2 emissions in relation to a facility, are the release of greenhouse gases emitted because of the electricity, heating, cooling or steam that is consumed at the facility but which is generated elsewhere. An example of this would be greenhouse gases emitted to generate electricity which is transmitted to a car factory and used to power the car factory's lighting. The greenhouse gas emissions are part of the factory's scope 2 emissions. It is important to recognise that scope 2 emissions from one facility are part of the scope 1 emissions from another facility..

Energy consumption

Energy production and consumption information collected under the NGER Act provides governments with important data on energy flows occurring throughout the economy.

Energy is defined as a list of fuels and energy commodities in schedule 1 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008.

Energy consumption, in relation to a facility, is the use or disposal of energy from the operation of the facility, including own use and losses in extraction, production and transmission. Own use includes each conversion of energy from one form into another-for example, energy that is extracted, captured or manufactured at the facility-that is used in the operation of the facility.

Energy can be transformed into different energy/fuel commodities a number of times within a facility as several energy products are made and used. For example, coal may be consumed to produce coke, which in turn can be consumed to generate further energy products.

In addition, some forms of energy produced upstream at one facility may be a downstream input for use or conversion to other energy forms at either:

  • the same facility
  • another facility under the operational control of the same group member
  • another facility under the operational control of a group member from the same corporate group, or
  • another facility belonging to another corporate group.

The NGER Act requires the total amount of each commodity to be reported, including each transformation of energy from one fuel or commodity into another.

The published total energy consumption figure encompasses all conversions of energy and fuel that occur within a corporate group as energy is transformed into different commodities. This figure may be larger than other 'energy consumption' figures reported in other forums, where transformations of energy within a facility or between facilities within the same corporate group may not be included.

Appendix of amendments to publication of greenhouse and energy information reported in 2009-10

Original (Version 1.0) published 24 February 2011

Version 1.1 published 6 May 2011:

  1. Revised data published for: APT Pipelines Limited; Caledon Coal Pty Limited; Paper Australia Pty Ltd; Woodside Petroleum Limited. Note: A systems error resulted in the publication of incorrect greenhouse and energy information for the 2009-10 reporting year for two corporations: APT Pipelines Limited and Woodside Petroleum Ltd. The systems error has now been rectified and the correct information published.
  2. Listing of RTC holders reordered alphabetically.