Emissions Reduction Fund

The Emissions Reduction Fund is the centrepiece of the Australian Government's policy suite to reduce emissions.

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.

Register a project under the Emissions Reduction Fund

Legislation to implement the Emissions Reduction Fund came into effect on 13 December 2014.

The Department invites you to register an Emissions Reduction Fund project with the Clean Energy Regulator.

News

The Department has released a consultation paper outlining design options for the Emissions Reduction Fund safeguard mechanism. The consultation period closes on 27 April, 2015.
26
Mar
2015
Draft methods on High efficiency commercial appliances, Commercial and public lighting, Oil and gas fugitives and Refrigeration and ventilation fan upgrades released for public consultation. Comments close 14 April 2015.
17
Mar
2015
The Treasury is seeking comment on proposed exemptions from the Corporations Regulations 2001 for Emissions Reduction Fund participants to simplify the application of the financial services regulations. Comments close 13 February 2015.
22
Jan
2015
Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on Beef Cattle Herd Management, Savanna fire management, and Designated Verified Carbon Standard Projects released for public consultation. Open until 9 January 2014
10
Dec
2014
Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on Reforestation and Avoided land clearing released for public consultation. Consultation period closes 19 December 2014
08
Dec
2014