On 7 March 2019, amendments to the
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015 came into effect. These amendments apply from the 2018-19 safeguard compliance period, onwards. Tools and resources available on the Clean Energy Regulator website will be updated shortly to reflect the amendments.
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances under the safeguard mechanism, please
contact the Clean Energy Regulator.
Emissions baselines represent the reference point against which future emissions performance will be measured under the safeguard mechanism. A safeguard facility must keep its net emissions levels at or below its baseline.
There are four main types of emissions baselines:
Both calculated baselines and benchmark baselines are determined using forecasts of production, and once they expire, can be replaced with a
production-adjusted baseline that reflects actual production from the facility.
A facility must exceed the 100,000t CO2-e threshold to be covered by the safeguard mechanism. A baseline therefore cannot be set below this level.
In some circumstances a facility covered under the safeguard mechanism may apply for a
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