Australia’s carbon markets continue to grow and mature.
The Clean Energy Regulator administers national carbon markets for:
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.
The Quarterly Carbon Market Reports replace and combine 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
Quarterly Carbon Market Report.
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