AAC Submission on National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Amendment (Prescribed Production Variables) Rule 2020 [the Amendment]

Australia’s aluminium smelters, alumina refineries and bauxite mines are all required under the Safeguard Mechanism to keep their net Scope 1 emissions below a facility-specific baseline. In March 2019 amendments to the Safeguard Mechanism provided for the development of Government determined prescribed production variables (which broadly define what is produced at Safeguard facilities) and default emissions intensity values.

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