CS Energy is committed to best practice environmental management. We operate our power stations in accordance with relevant Queensland and Commonwealth legislation and are signatories to best practice industry initiatives.
The primary laws governing our operations are Queensland’s Environmental Protection Act 1994 and Integrated Planning Act 1997.
We regularly report to the Department of Environment and Resource Management about our environmental activities and any incidents that could have an off-site impact. Each year, these incidents are included in our annual report.
CS Energy stays current with the latest energy industry policy and practice through its membership of the Energy Supply Association of Australia and the National Generators Forum. Through these memberships we recently contributed to the development of Australia’s carbon market and committed to reporting our sustainability progress.
We report our greenhouse emissions, energy consumption and production under the Australian Government’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 and other air emissions are provided to the National Pollutant Inventory.
In 1997, we joined the Australian Greenhouse Office’s Greenhouse Challenge Program, which was a voluntary program for greenhouse abatement activities. By the time the program ceased in 2009, we had reduced our greenhouse emission intensity by 17 per cent.
Our Environmental Management System for minimising our impact on the environment meets the requirements of the international standard ISO 14001.