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27 July 2015
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Under the Renewable Energy Target, companies that conduct emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities may be eligible to apply for exemption.

Emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities eligible under the schemes include:

  • production of glass containers
  • production of bulk flat glass
  • production of methanol
  • production of carbon black
  • production of white titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment
  • production of silicon
  • smelting zinc
  • integrated production of lead and zinc
  • aluminium smelting
  • production of high purity ethanol
  • production of magnesia
  • manufacture of newsprint
  • dry pulp manufacturing
  • cartonboard manufacturing
  • packaging and industrial paper manufacturing
  • printing and writing paper manufacturing
  • alumina refining
  • tissue paper manufacturing
  • integrated iron and steel manufacturing
  • manufacture of carbon steel from cold ferrous feed
  • petroleum refining
  • production of sodium carbonate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate
  • production of ethene (ethylene)
  • production of polyethylene
  • production of synthetic rutile
  • production of manganese
  • production of clinker
  • production of lime
  • production of fused alumina
  • production of copper
  • production of carbamide (urea)
  • production of ammonia
  • production of ammonium nitrate
  • production of chlorine gas and sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution
  • production of fused zirconia
  • production of iron ore pellets
  • production of liquefied natural gas
  • production of magnetite concentrate  
  • production of glass beads
  • production of rolled aluminium
  • production of polymer grade propene (polymer grade propylene)
  • production of sodium silicate glass
  • manufacture of reconstituted wood-based panels
  • production of coke oven coke
  • production of hydrogen peroxide
  • production of ceramic floor and wall tiles
  • production of nickel
  • production of helium
  • production of dried distillers grains with solubles
  • production of glass wool
  • production of coal char
  • production of ferrovanadium
  • rendering of animal by-products

Learn more about eligible emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities in the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001.

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