4660.0 - Energy, Water and Environment Management, 2008-09 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/07/2010  First Issue
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This publication presents estimates of energy expenditure and usage, environmental and water management practices and eco-innovation by Australian businesses, for the 2008-09 reference year. These data were compiled from the Energy, Water and Environment Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This is the first time the collection has been conducted.

This collection is a response to the continued challenges of climate change, drought and management of Australia's resources. It aims to fill some information gaps by providing decision-makers with high quality, comprehensive, industry-wide information on a number of high profile and current policy areas including:

  • Climate change (e.g. energy efficiency, renewable energy and the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme)
  • Sustainable management of water resources
  • Sustainable energy supply and use, and
  • Innovation in Australian industry

The information in this release relates to energy, environmental and water management and innovation. Data on water use will be published in Water Account, Australia, 2008-09 (Cat no. 4610.0), which is scheduled for release in late 2010.


The ABS welcomes comments and suggestions from users regarding future surveys of energy, water and environment. These comments should be addressed to the Director, Annual Integrated Collections Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 796, Sydney, NSW 2001.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.