# Measuring ACT electricity emissions

ACT electricity users can now calculate the impact of the 100% renewable energy target on their emissions from electricity with ACT‑specific emissions factors. The ACT’s 100% renewable energy target by 2020 will significantly reduce emissions from electricity.

To date, the ACT has used an emissions factor produced by the Australian Government, which accounts for the ACT as a part of New South Wales. However the ACT requires its own electricity emissions factor if the impact of the 100% renewable energy target is to be effectively accounted for. This ensures Canberran’s see the emissions reductions associated with the renewable energy they are supporting.