The CFI Act requires ERF methods to set out an approach (typically through a model, direct measurement or both) to estimate abatement for projects covered by the method. The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) has developed a set of principles to provide information on how it assesses models used to estimate abatement in ERF methods. The ERAC will use the principles as part of its assessment of a method's compliance with the offsets integrity standards.
documentasset:Principles for assessing models used for Emissions Reduction Fund methods
The Offsets Integrity Standards are the
legislated criteria that all methods under the Emissions Reduction Fund must meet to ensure carbon credits issued under methods represent real emissions reductions that may be counted towards meeting Australia’s emissions reduction obligations.
The ERAC has developed an information paper to provide information on how the committee interprets the Offsets Integrity Standards. This paper is not a legal instrument and will be updated from time to time to explain new considerations relating to the interpretation of the standards.
documentasset:Information Paper on the Offsets Integrity Standards
The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) has undertaken a thorough assessment of claims made by Professor Macintosh and a small group of academics about the Emissions Reduction Fund's (ERF) Human Induced Regeneration (HIR) method. The ERAC found that claims concerning the HIR method failed to present robust evidence of a lack of integrity or over-crediting.
documentasset:ERAC findings on the Human Induced Regeneration method
The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) has undertaken a thorough assessment of the claims made by Professor Macintosh about the Emissions Reduction Fund’s (ERF) Landfill Gas Generation method. The ERAC found that claims concerning the Landfill Gas Generation method failed to present robust evidence of a lack of integrity or crediting non-additional abatement.
documentasset:ERAC findings on the Emissions Reduction Fund’s Landfill Gas Generation method
This statement regarding Landfill Gas (Generation) Method outlines a number of facts that have not featured substantially in the public discussion on the Emissions Reduction Fund's (ERF) landfill gas method to date.
The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) rejects the claims by The Australia Institute (TAI) in its report released on 23 March 2022. TAI have criticised how Members of ERAC (Members) managed conflicts of interest in regard to the CCS Method, which was approved by the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction in October 2021.
The Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction has revoked the commercial and public lighting method under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) following a review by the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC).
The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) commissioned analytical work to examine several concerns raised about the Emissions Reduction Fund's Human Induced Regeneration (HIR) method (Human-induced regeneration of a permanent even-aged native forest methodology determination).
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