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Clean Energy Regulator
The Clean Energy Regulator administers schemes legislated by the Australian Government for measuring, managing, reducing or offsetting Australia's carbon emissions.
Includes black coal, brown coal and brown coal briquettes.
Includes coke oven gas, blast furnace gas.
A process in which an industrial facility uses its waste energy (e.g. heat) to produce electricity and heat. It is also referred to as ‘combined heat and power’ (CHP).
A material derived from heating coal in the absence of air. Used mainly as a fuel and reducing agent in smelting iron ore.
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Made by compressing purified natural gas, used mainly in transportation.
Diesel (including biodiesel blends)
Fuel for diesel engines obtained from the distillation of petroleum. Includes both Automotive Diesel Oil (ADO) and Industrial Diesel Fuel (IDF). Biodiesel is a renewable fuel derived from vegetable oils or animal fats through the process of esterification. Biodiesel blended with conventional diesel, usually B5 or B20, is available at a number of service stations across Australia.
A mixture of hydrocarbons, existing in the liquid state; both in natural underground reservoirs and at atmospheric pressure after passing through surface separating facilities.
The flow of electrical power or charge. It is a secondary energy source, meaning it is derived from the conversion of primary sources of energy such as coal and natural gas.
Electricity generated for sale or own use from renewable and non-renewable sources. Includes generation via back-up generator, co-generation or tri-generation.
Energy consumption and expenditure
Electricity, natural gas or other fuels consumed or invoiced to this business.
An information system and framework that combines economic activities and uses of a resource with changes in the natural resource base, thus linking resource use with the System of National Accounts.
The heavy distillates from oil refining, used as a fuel for burning in furnaces or boilers, ships and locomotives.
One gigajoule equals one thousand megajoules.
One million kilowatt hours.
The energy of falling or flowing water, used in the generation of hydroelectric power.
The structure of ANZSIC comprises four levels, ranging from industry division (broadest level) to industry class (finest level). Activities are narrowly defined within the industry class level, which is identified by a four-digit code.
The structure of ANZSIC comprises four levels, ranging from industry division (broadest level) to industry class (finest level). The main purpose of the industry division level is to provide a limited number of categories which give a broad overall picture of the economy. There are 19 divisions within ANZSIC, each identified by an alphabetical letter, that is, 'A' for Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 'B' for Mining, 'C' for Manufacturing, etc.
This is the broadest level category within each industry subdivision of ANZSIC and is identified by a three digit code e.g. industry group 211 Basic ferrous metal.
This is the broadest level category within each industry division of ANZSIC and is identified by a two digit code, e.g. industry subdivision 11 Food product manufacturing. Industry subdivisions are built up from industry groups which, in turn, are built up from industry classes.
One thousand kilowatt hours equals one megawatt hour.
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Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Consists of propane, butane, isobutane and petroleum and is derived by processing, through a low pressure gas separation plant, the natural gas produced from either gas or oil reservoirs.
Liquid biofuel unblended
Produced from renewable organic sources or 'feedstocks'. Biofuels include ethanol and biodiesel, and are commonly used as a fuel in transportation.
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One million joules.
One million litres or one thousand kilolitres.
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme (NGERS)
NGERS, which commenced in relation to the 2008-09 reference period, is a framework for the mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and energy production by Australian businesses exceeding specified thresholds.
A mixture of methane and other hydrocarbon gases used chiefly for heating, cooking, electricity generation and as a raw material in manufacturing.
Energy derived from sources which cannot be replaced once used. Non-renewable energy sources include diesel, petrol, LPG, aviation fuel and fuel oil, and fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas (including compressed) and crude oil.
Fuels such as diesel, petrol, LPG, Fuel oil, aviation fuel, coal, coke and coal by-products, compressed natural gas and crude oil.
Heating oil, industrial materials and tyres from fossils if recycled and combusted to produce heat and energy, kerosene (other than for use as fuel in an aircraft), liquefied aromatic hydrocarbons, naphtha, non-biomass municipal materials if recycled and combusted to produce heat or electricity and other energy commodities.
Businesses are asked to report data for the financial year ended 30 June 2015. However, if a business has a different financial year, it is asked to report for the 12 month period which ends between 1 October 2014 and 30 September 2015.
Renewable energy is defined as those energy resources that are naturally replenishing. They are virtually inexhaustible in duration but limited in the amount of energy that is available per unit of time. Renewable energy resources include: biomass, hydro, geothermal, solar, wind, ocean thermal, wave action and tidal action.
These are combustible fuels derived from biological resources, including liquid biofuel, biogas, wood and bagasse.
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Photovoltaic conversion generates electric power directly from the light of the sun in a photovoltaic (solar) cell. Solar thermal electric generators use the radiant energy from the sun to produce steam to drive turbines.
System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA)
The SEEA is a framework used to develop environmental accounts by integrating environmental information into an accounting framework. The SEEA handbook provides the conceptual basis for developing a framework to describe the inter-relationship between the natural environment and the economy. See also Australian Environmental - Economic Accounts (cat. no. 4655.0).
Total selected industries
Total selected industries comprises data for all ANZSIC divisions, excluding ANZSIC Subdivision 01 Agriculture, Subdivision 62 Finance, Subdivision 63 Insurance and Superannuation Funds and Subdivision 96 Private Households Employing Staff. For a detailed discussion of the scope and coverage of the estimates, see Explanatory Notes paragraphs 6-21.
A process in which an industrial facility uses its waste energy to produce electricity, heat and cooling. It is also referred to as ‘combined cooling, heat and power’ (CCHP).
Wood and wood waste
Includes wood and wood waste used to produce energy, usually through burning.
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