With the mandatory publication in Australia of Carbon emissions and energy consumption data and with the Register of corporations emitting Carbon or producing or consuming energy over the reporting thresholds being in the public domain, the potential exists for stakeholder, public and media questions about a corporation’s data. .
The data published offers some potential to compare corporations and to create “league tables” of the largest emitters and the most intensive emitters nationally and within an industry.
There are valid reasons why emissions may appear unusual or may not be reported at all, including the difference between reporting by Facilities under Operational Control as opposed to reporting by equity share, and whether electricity is purchased or generated.
This may, however, need to be explained to stakeholders and the media.
Carbon Intelligence can assist in this area.