Guide to Reporting for Coal Activities under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme
This guide provides an overview of requirements under the NZ ETS for people who mine or import more than 2000 tonnes of coal in a year, or have opted into the NZ ETS for their coal purchases. It also provides further detail on data collection and emissions calculation procedures set out in Regulation.
As part of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS), stationary energy participants are required to collect data to report on the greenhouse gas emissions associated with certain activities from 1 January 2010. The details of these reporting obligations are set out in the Climate Change (Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes) Regulations 2009.
Persons who import or mine more than 2000 tonnes of coal in a year are required to participate in the NZ ETS. Persons who purchase more than 250,000 tonnes of coal from coal mining participants in a year can choose to participate in the NZ ETS.
There are options for coal sector participants to apply for approval to use a unique emissions factor (UEF) in certain situations. Requirements are set out in the Climate Change (Unique Emissions Factors) Regulations 2009.