Toll tops road transport emitters list


Toll tops list of road transport operators required to submit energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions data under National Greenhouse Energy Reporting Scheme

Toll tops road transport emitters list
Toll tops road transport emitters list

March 3, 2010

Four road transport operators are among the 230 organisations that have been required to submit their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions data under the National Greenhouse Energy Reporting Scheme (NGERS).

The data, covering the first year of the scheme (2008-09), only covers NGERS reports that reached the threshold of 125 kilotonnes of CO2.

Road transport operators included in the published list – and their total greenhouse gas emissions (t CO2-e) and total energy consumption (GJ) - are:

  • AA Scott: 120,151 t CO2-e; 1,754,221 GJ
  • Linfox: 202,075 t CO2-e; 3,067,091 GJ
  • Silk Logistics Group: 137,546 t CO2-e; 2,021,122 GJ
  • Toll Holdings: 409,822 t CO2-e; 6,179,331 GJ

Other transport-related companies in the list include:

  • Asciano: 1,026,045 t CO2-e; 15,039,983 GJ
  • Australian Postal Corporation: 94,352 t CO2-e; 2,222,073 GJ
  • Qantas: 4,007,170 t CO2-e; 58,563,182 GJ
  • QR: 776,320 t CO2-e; 13,993,357 GJ
  • Rail Corporation NSW: 85,128 t CO2-e; 3,673,271 GJ
  • State Transit Authority NSW: 137,725 t CO2-e; 2,178,923 GJ
  • Transpacific Industries: 1,430,510 t CO2-e; 3,030,865 GJ
  • TT-Line Company: 144,675 t CO2-e; 1,974,832 GJ
  • Veolia Transport: 57,732 t CO2-e; 2,320,700 GJ
  • Virgin Blue: 1,734,892 t CO2-e; 24,976,991 GJ.

NatRoad warns operators that the reporting threshold reduces substantially this year to the equivalent of about 9 million litres of annual diesel usage, and the facilities threshold remains at the equivalent of 2.59 million litres of annual diesel usage.

There are substantial penalties for not complying with NGERS registering and reporting requirements. An offence for non registration has a maximum penalty well in excess of $200,000 – and there are provisions for criminal and civil proceedings and infringement notices with some penalties of more than $1,000 per day for the time a breach exists.

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