Clean Energy Regulator

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Clean Energy Regulator
Agency overview
Formed2 April 2012 (2012-04-02)
TypeStatutory Authority
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
Annual budgetClean Energy Regulator Budget information is located here
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • David Parker AM
Parent departmentDepartment of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

The Clean Energy Regulator is an Australian independent statutory authority responsible for implementing legislation to reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of clean energy. Based in Canberra, Australia, the Clean Energy Regulator was established on 2 April 2012[1] under the Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011.[2] The agency is part of the Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water portfolio.

The responsibilities of the Clean Energy Regulator include:

  • administering schemes aimed at managing, reducing and offsetting Australia’s carbon emissions
  • monitoring, facilitating and enforcing compliance with each scheme
  • collecting, analysing, assessing, providing and publishing information and data
  • accrediting auditors for the schemes we administer
  • working with other law enforcement and regulatory bodies.


The Clean Energy Regulator administers schemes legislated by the Australian Government for measuring, managing, reducing or offsetting Australia's carbon emissions.

Our schemes are established under legislation as follows:


The Clean Energy Regulator’s Quarterly Carbon Market Reports provide a regular view of supply and demand across the carbon markets schemes we administer and explores key factors that influence market performance. The report also provides information on trends and opportunities that may inform market decisions.

The Clean Energy Regulator also administers the Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency (CERT) report. The CERT report is a voluntary initiative that provides companies with a consistent framework for reporting their emissions reduction and renewable electricity commitments.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Clean Energy Regulator - about".
  2. ^ "Australian Government Federal Register of Legislation".