Emissions of 300 corporations published
The greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption of Australia’s 300 biggest emitters has been published by the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer. Electricity suppliers are the main offenders.
Under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007, corporations that meet or exceed emissions thresholds (125 kilotonnes) are required to report data to the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer. An extract of reported data is published annually by the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer.
This year’s publication captures 2009-10 greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption data of approximately 300 Australian corporations. The data reported is the respective totals for:
- scope 1 emission— greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere as a result of a corporation’s activities
- scope 2 emissions—greenhouse gases emitted because of the electricity, heating, cooling or steam that is consumed at the facility (but are generated elsewhere) and
- energy consumption—the use or disposal of energy from the operation of a facility, including own use and losses in extraction, production and transmission.