Dear readers, Happy New Year and welcome to 2012! This is going to be a very busy year for professionals in our space with the passing of the Clean Energy Act and a carbon price coming into effect on 1 July 2012.

In our December post, we mentioned that Ndevr Environmental Consulting is involved in the Clean Energy Regulator’s Pilot Regulatory Stakeholder Group. The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) have released much of the information presented at the first workshop.

There are important points included in the presentation, including detail about DCCEE’s long standing emissions and energy reporting tool, OSCAR. The replacement, ‘Emissions and Energy Reporting System’ (EERS) is under development and is targeted to be implemented prior to the 2012-13 reporting year. OSCAR will still be used for the 2011/12 period which is already over half-way through! EERS will include the additional functionality and security required under the carbon pricing mechanism.

The presentation also includes some important information in Parts 3 ‘Legislative overview of registration and reporting’ and, Part 4 ‘Registration—JVs, LTCs, OTNs, Liable Entities’. For more detail go to:

Another source of information we have found useful covers the consultation process, timelines, who is doing what and information about the Clean Energy Regulator which can be found at: