The final elements of the transition to the new baseline setting arrangements, including the expiry of reported baselines, will be in place for the 2021-22 compliance period.
We encourage you to start your planning now. Options for setting baselines will be more limited for baselines commencing 1 July 2021.
Please be aware that:
Note: If you want to use site-specific emission intensities for some or all production variables in a calculated baseline you must apply by 1 November 2021.
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007, all responsible emitters must report their emissions to the Clean Energy Regulator by 31 October each year.
For each financial year (the reporting year), the Clean Energy Regulator is required to publish information about all designated large facilities with emissions over 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e), as outlined in the
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015.
For each facility covered by the safeguard mechanism in a reporting year, information published includes the baseline emissions number in force for that year, total reported emissions, the responsible emitter(s) for each facility, and any Australian carbon credit units surrendered.
This information is published each year, after the 1 March compliance deadline.
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