Airlines top list of T&L emitters


Airlines Qantas and Virgin Blue top the list of T&L companies required to submit their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions data under the National Greenhouse Energy Reporting Scheme

Airlines top list of T&L emitters
Airlines top list of T&L emitters

March 3, 2010

 

Fifteen transport and logistics (T&L) companies 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.

 

T&L 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
  • Asciano: 1,026,045 t CO2-e; 15,039,983 GJ
  • Australian Postal Corporation: 94,352 t CO2-e; 2,222,073 GJ
  • Linfox: 202,075 t CO2-e; 3,067,091 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
  • Silk Logistics Group: 137,546 t CO2-e; 2,021,122 GJ
  • State Transit Authority NSW: 137,725 t CO2-e; 2,178,923 GJ
  • Tiger Airways: 132,008 t CO2-e; 1,969,084 GJ
  • Toll Holdings: 409,822 t CO2-e; 6,179,331 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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