Facilities required to report under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme can receive credits for emissions reductions achieved by projects registered under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). This Methodology Determination (method) sets out the rules for those projects. The method also provides flexibility to project proponents to determine which emissions reduction activities are most appropriate for their facility.
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.
Periodic reviews and variations to the method
On the department’s Consultation Hub you can view:
- the original draft method and public consultation
- the 2016 variation and public consultation
- the final report from the 2019 periodic review
- 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: 12 November 2020
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