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25 February 2021

Does your organisation have an emissions reduction target, or are you simply wanting to make a start on offsetting some of your emissions? The Clean Energy Regulator is now consulting on the design of a new Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency (CERT) report that will help NGER reporters show how they are meeting their emissions reduction goals.

Help shape the Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency report by making a submission.


Under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme, corporations that meet certain thresholds must report to the Clean Energy Regulator (the agency) their emissions, energy production and energy consumption each financial year. This data informs government policy, programs and activities, and helps meet Australia’s international reporting obligations.​

By 28 February each year, the agency publishes information about registered corporations, reporting transfer certificate holders, designated generation facilities, the National Greenhouse and Energy Register, and GreenPower and renewable energy certificates.

The NGER scheme does not collect or publish data on emissions from the agriculture, land use, land use change, forestry, private vehicle transport and residential sectors. Emissions from these sectors are captured in the National Greenhouse Accounts.

Visit the data highlights for more information about the data that we publish each year.

The publication threshold

Under the NGER scheme, we will only publish data about registered corporations above certain thresholds. This is referred to as the publication threshold.

The publication threshold determines that the agency will publish information about registered corporations:

  • For controlling corporations data is published if corporate totals have combined scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions equal to or greater than 50 kilotonnes carbon dioxide equivalence (CO2-e).

  • For reporting transfer certificate holders data is published if a facility has:

    • greenhouse gas emissions with a CO2-e of 25 kilotonnes or more, or
    • production of energy of 100 terajoules or more, or
    • consumption of energy of 100 terajoules or more.

The agency is also required to publish information about facilities identified as electricity generators.

Under section 25 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007​, registered corporations may also apply to have all or part of their reported greenhouse gas emissions and energy production and consumption totals withheld from publication.


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