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Australia's 10 highest greenhouse gas emitters 2018-19

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28 February 2020
Graph showing Australia's 10 highest emitters (scope 1) and proportion of scope 1 emissions from 10 highest emitters.

Australia's 10 highest emitters (scope 1) and proportion of scope 1 emissions from 10 highest emitters

The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme is a single national framework for corporations to report greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and energy production. Each year, Australian corporations that meet certain thresholds must report their emissions and energy information under the NGER scheme.

This covers about 60 per cent of Australia’s total emissions. Emissions from the agricultural, forestry, private vehicle transport and residential sectors are not collected under the NGER scheme and therefore not included in this data.

In 2018–19, 883 corporations reported a total of:

  • 338 million tonnes of scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide equivalent)
  • 88 million tonnes of scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide equivalent), and
  • 3931 petajoules of net energy consumed.

The publication identifies Australia’s 10 highest emitting corporations, which collectively account for almost half (49 per cent) of all reported scope 1 emissions. Most of the 10 highest emitters are electricity generators. More information can be found in the publication of corporate emissions and energy data 2018-19.


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