The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme was introduced by the Howard Government in 2007 to provide data and accounting in relation to greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption and production.
The Scheme’s legislated objectives are to:
- underpin the carbon price mechanism
- inform policy-making and the Australian public
- meet Australia’s international reporting obligations
- provide a single national reporting framework for energy and emissions reporting.
The Scheme was administered by the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer on behalf of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency until 1 April 2012, when the Clean Energy Regulator took on that role.
The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has retained formal oversight of the NGER Scheme and responsibility for tracking progress against Australia's target under the Kyoto Protocol. The department will fulfill this role by ensuring that NGERS legislation continues to support the carbon price mechanism and by conducting research to inform policy makers and the public.
Amendments to the legislation that are deemed necessary will be made by the Department on the basis of consultation with the public and industry stakeholders.
Further information about the legislation and other elements that comprise the NGER Scheme is available from the Clean Energy Regulator.
In this section
Download the NGER Technical Guidelines. The guidlines outline calculation methods and criteria for determining greenhouse gas emissions, energy production, energy consumption and potential greenhouse gas emissions embodied in natural gas.
The NGER Determination provides methods and criteria for calculating greenhouse gas emissions and energy data under the NGER Act. Read about the range of emissions covered in the Determination and access explanatory statements.
Past consultations relating to National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting