NGER 2014/15 draft amendments open for consultation
Each year around the beginning of July the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) makes amendments to the rules governing NGER (known as the NGER Measurement Determination), which will come into force for the new reporting year. Before then the draft amendments are made available on their website for comments from interested parties. The draft amendments which will be applied to the 2014/15 reporting year are available for comment between 16th May to 2nd June 2014 here http://www.environment.gov.au/climate-change/national-greenhouse-and-energy-reporting
The proposed changes are:-
- an update of scope 2 emissions factors that apply to the consumption of electricity - these factors require annual adjustments in line with actual dispatch decisions for Australia's electricity markets for the most recent financial year;
- extension of a voluntary Method 4 for the estimation of fugitive emissions associated with coal seam gas to other sources of natural gas;
- refinements to the voluntary Method 2 for the estimation of emissions from wastewater to reflect a new approach identified by the industry; and
- refinements to the methods for the estimation of emissions from landfills.
Although the changes are minor in nature, CCR urges anyone that will be affected by them to take advantage of this opportunity to comment, and we will be contacting those of our clients affected to help them understand the ramifications, and make a submission if necessary.