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:
- Waste Account, Australia, Experimental Estimates, 2013 (cat. no 4602.0.55.005)
- Water Account, Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no 4610.0)
- Land Account: Great Barrier Reef Region, Experimental Estimates, 2011 (cat. no 4609.0.55.001)
- Land Account: Victoria, Experimental estimates, 2012 (cat. no 4609.055.002)
- Land Account: Queensland, Experimental Estimates, 2013 (cat. no 4609.0.55.003)
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)
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