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Energy use in the Australian Government's operations

The Energy Efficiency in Government Operations (EEGO) Policy requires the preparation of an annual whole-of-government report on the total energy use and estimated greenhouse gas emissions of Australian Government departments and agencies.

The primary function of the annual reports is to:

  • present a breakdown of energy use in the Australian Government's operations, according to activity type, portfolio and agency
  • compare Australian Government agencies' energy efficiency in relation to the targets set in the EEGO policy
  • present a best estimate of the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the activities of the Australian Government.

The reporting process is subject to public scrutiny through tabling of the report in Parliament.