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Industrial electricity and fuel efficiency method

This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting the emissions reductions achieved by electricity and fuel efficiency activities such as upgrading pumps, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, boilers, and variable speed drive installations.

This method provides flexibility for project proponents to determine which energy efficiency activities are most appropriate for their project under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).

Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative - Industrial Electricity and Fuel Efficiency) Methodology Determination 2015.

The new industrial and commercial emissions reduction method is now available under the ERF. It builds on the industrial electricity and fuel efficiency method and will replace it. The new method makes a number of enhancements including new abatement opportunities and improved method usability. 

Using the method

To use this method and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator develops the methods and manages project registration, compliance and crediting of emissions reductions for projects under the ERF.

Visit the Regulator’s website for:

Consultation on the method

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) conducts public consultation before giving advice about making or varying a method. Once finalised the ERAC advises the Minister on whether the new or varied method meets the offsets integrity standards.

Read the ERAC’s advice to the Minister on making the method in 2015 [1.2MB PDF].

Read the ERAC’s advice to the Minister on varying the method in 2015 [370KB PDF]

See the public consultation, method draft and variation on our the Australian Government Trove archive.

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Last updated: 17 December 2021

Content ID: 67386