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About Carbon Markets

13 December 2019

Australia’s carbon markets continue to grow and mature.

The Clean Energy Regulator administers national carbon markets for:

  • The Emissions Reduction Fund, which has an additional $2 billion from the Climate Solutions Fund, increases carbon abatement and supply of Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs); and
  • The Renewable Energy Target which operates through the creation of tradable large-scale generation certificates (LGCs), small-scale technology certificates (STCs) and associated statutory demand.

Participation in the Emissions Reduction Fund is voluntary and provides incentives for a range of organisations and individuals to adopt new practices and technologies to reduce their emissions. The Clean Energy Regulator is the major purchaser of ACCUs, however there is increasing demand from corporates and other levels of government.

The Renewable Energy Target provides incentives to both large-scale renewable energy power stations and those installing small-scale renewable energy systems. Demand for renewable energy certificates is primarily set in legislation each year. However, we expect increasing demand from corporates for LGCs to offset electricity emissions.

Secondary markets exist in the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target and Small-scale Renewable Energy Schemes under the Renewable Energy Target, where certificates are traded at market prices based on supply and demand.

Secondary markets for Australian carbon credit units are emerging for a range of reasons including for private and state and territory demand. Information is available for individuals or organisations seeking to source ACCUs.

The Clean Energy Regulator publishes data and information to promote and enhance a well-functioning carbon market and to inform future policy development.

New Quarterly Carbon Market Report

The Clean Energy Regulator has released the Quarterly Carbon Market Report.

This new report replaces and combines the former large-scale generation certificate, small-scale technology certificate and Australian carbon credit unit market updates, and the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme data tracker.

For the latest market update, see the Documentasset: Quarterly Carbon Market Report – September Quarter 2019.


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