This commentary contains some substantive background information relevant to the draft of the liquid fossil fuel regulations. The content of the draft is made up of the core elements of the methodology for monitoring and calculating emissions. These are the aspects of the methodology that will have legal force.
However, in theory, the regulations could contain some or all of the ‘decisions’ contained in this commentary. For example, the regulations could set out the process for calculation of the emission factors that are reflected in Annex 1 and include the table, which provides full details of the calculation of the emission factors for all fuels.
The draft regulations reflect the view that these matters are appropriately dealt with outside the regulations and to include them would merely be confusing to those using the regulations.