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4604.0 - Energy Account, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/11/2013   
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PREFACE


The ABS Energy Account, Australia (EAA) is one of the set of environmental-economic accounts produced by the ABS based on the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). It consists of :

  • physical supply and use tables that identify physical volumes by industry and energy product
  • physical energy assets tables that identify economically demonstrated reserves of non-renewable primary energy assets; and
  • energy indicators including energy intensity and energy use per household.

The aim of the EAA is to integrate data from different sources into a consolidated information set, making it possible to link physical data on energy to economic data, such as that in Australia's National Accounts.

Environmental-Economic accounts can provide information and improved understanding on a range of issues including:
  • broader assessment of the consequences of economic growth;
  • the contribution of sectors to particular environmental problems; and
  • implications of environmental policy measures across sectors (for example, taxes, regulations, charges and incentives).

Other ABS envrionmental-economic accounts produced in accordance with the SEEA include:
For further information the ABS environmental-economic accounts program please see the Information Paper: Towards the Australian Environmental-Economic Accounts, 2013 (cat. no 4655.0.55.002)


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The ABS would like to thank the organisations that assisted in the preparation of this release, in particular the Australian Government Clean Energy Regulator, the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics, and Geoscience Australia.


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