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We work with the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) to consult on all new and varied Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) methods. This process includes public consultation to ensure they are fit for purpose and meet the offsets integrity standards in the
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011. This assists the ERAC in forming their advice to the Minister.
We are committed to transparency and accountability. The method development tracker charts progress for each of the priority methods, providing you with visibility of the method development process. Below is the status of our methods under development. Click on a method to learn more about it.
Methods at this stage:
See list of active methods
The new transport method will reduce emissions from transport.
Below are the issues and our responses as at 30 September 2022.
The new carbon capture use and storage method will look at capturing carbon dioxide including in the production of industrial and building materials.
The proposed ERF clean hydrogen method will credit the abatement generated from displacing high emissions fuels with clean hydrogen, taking into account emissions from producing the hydrogen. It is proposed that an ERF clean hydrogen project will involve producing and using clean hydrogen, either on-site or by injection into a gas distribution network in Australia, to displace higher emissions fuels and feedstocks.
The new savanna fire management method builds on existing methods, incorporating the latest version of Full Carbon Accounting Model (FullCAM) to better align with the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory and expand the carbon pools and vegetation types for which projects can be issued credits. The new methods will also aim to remove barriers while maintaining scheme integrity.
Allowing separate land-based activities to be combined or 'stacked' on the same property or aggregated properties. The integrated farm management method aims to increase the carbon pools and activities for which individual projects may receive credits, while reducing the administrative costs associated with registering, reporting and auditing on multiple projects.
Visit the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources consultation hub to see
current and previous consultations on methods.
Clean Energy Regulator consultation hub to find and participate in current consultations that interest you.
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