Frequently Asked Questions

What emissions factors have been used?

An emissions factor is a coefficient (or constant numerical factor), which allows you to convert activity data (e.g. kWh of electricity or L of diesel) to greenhouse gas emissions. There are many emissions factors based on activity type, location of the activity and what year it took place. Most of emissions factors are sourced from the National Greenhouse Accounts Factors published by the Australian Department of Environment and Energy. The most up to date emissions factors for each inventory year have been used and where available, state level emissions factors have been applied. For emissions sources where no relevant factor is available from the National Greenhouse Accounts Factors, other sources have been used. The methodology document, which can be downloaded from the Resources page, provides a full list of all emissions factors and sources.

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