Emissions Reduction Fund

The Emissions Reduction Fund is the centrepiece of the Australian Government's Direct Action Plan. The Emissions Reduction Fund will operate alongside existing programmes that are already working to reduce Australia's emissions growth such as the Renewable Energy Target and energy efficiency standards on appliances, equipment and buildings. The Emissions Reduction Fund will provide incentives for emissions reduction activities across the Australian economy.

Introduction of the Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014

On 18 June 2014 the Government introduced to Parliament a bill to implement the Emissions Reduction Fund. The Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 will expand the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.

Public consultation

Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods

 

The Department invites your feedback on community awareness of the Emissions Reduction Fund.

The design of the Emissions Reduction Fund has been finalised in the Emissions Reduction Fund White Paper, released on 24 April 2014. The policy positions contained in the White Paper were developed in consultation with business and the community through submissions made in response to the Emissions Reduction Fund Terms of Reference and Green Paper.

The Government has consulted on the exposure draft legislation. Information about the outcome of this process and non-confidential submissions are now available.

The design of the Emissions Reduction Fund has also been guided by an Expert Reference Group which provided high-level advice.

Emission Reduction Fund updates

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News

Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on facilities, wastewater treatment and transport released for public consultation. Consultation period closes 12 November 2014
15
Oct
2014
Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on commercial buildings and avoided clearing of native regrowth released for public consultation. Consultation period closes 23 October 2014.
25
Sep
2014
Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on landfill gas, alternative waste treatment and coal mine waste gas released for public consultation. Consultation period closes 1 October 2014.
03
Sep
2014
On 18 June 2014 the Government introduced to Parliament a bill to implement the Emissions Reduction Fund. The Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 will expand the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.
18
Jun
2014
The Emissions Reduction Fund exposure draft legislation is now open for public comment. Comments close 23 May 2014.
09
May
2014