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Landfill gas method

This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting the emissions reductions achieved by upgrading, installing, or reinstating landfill gas collection systems.

Under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), emissions reduced by collecting and then combusting landfill gas from waste deposited before 1 July 2012 and after 30 June 2014 can receive credits.

Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative – Landfill Gas) Methodology Determination 2015.

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 emissions reductions for projects under the ERF.

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Consultation on the method

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee conducts public consultation before giving advice about making or varying a method. Once finalised the Committee 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 2014 [1.09MB PDF].

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

Read the ERAC’s advice to the Minister on varying the method in 2021 [274.1 KB PDF].

See the public consultation and draft variation on our Consultation hub.

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Last updated: 16 December 2021

Content ID: 67393