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Coal mine waste gas method
This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting emissions reductions from projects that destroy the methane component of coal mine waste gas as part of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). Emissions reductions achieved by using flares, electricity production devices or flameless oxidation devices to convert methane to carbon dioxide can receive credits under the ERF. If a project produces electricity from the conversion and displaces a more carbon-intensive source of electricity (such as from the grid) it can also receive credits.
Using the method
The department develops ERF methods and has policy oversight of the ERF.
The Clean Energy Regulator manages project registration, compliance and crediting emissions reductions for projects under the ERF. To use this method in your project and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator.
View eligibility requirements and how to apply on the Clean Energy Regulator website.
Variations to the method
On the department’s Consultation Hub you can view:
- the original draft method and public consultation
- the variations and public consultation
- the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee’s (ERAC) advice to the Minister on the method
- The department is responsible for developing methodology determinations
- The Emissions Reduction Fund incentivises Australian businesses to cut the amount of greenhouse gases they create and to undertake activities that store carbon.
Last updated: 8 December 2020
Content ID: 67397