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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.

Variation to the method

Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative – Landfill Gas) Methodology Determination Variation 2021 (2021 Landfill gas variation)

See the variation’s explanatory statement

Using the method

To use this method in your project 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.

Visit the Regulator’s website for:

Consultation on the method

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee conducts public consultations. Once finalised the Committee advises the Minister on whether the method meets the offsets integrity standards.

See public consultation on method variations on our department’s Consultation hub

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Last updated: 28 September 2021

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