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Guarantee of Origin

15 December 2022

Guarantee of Origin discussion papers now open for feedback

Discussion papers outlining the proposed policy design for the GO scheme are now live and open for feedback.

Visit the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water consultation hub for an overview of the scheme and to submit your feedback.

Submissions close on Friday 3 February 2023.

The Guarantee of Origin (GO) is a world-class assurance scheme being designed to track and verify emissions associated with hydrogen, renewable electricity and potentially other products made in Australia. Over time, it could expand in the future to include a range of products such as metals and biofuels.

A GO scheme will show where a product has come from, how it was made, and its lifecycle carbon intensity.

The scheme design is the result of extensive consultation by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (the Department) and the Clean Energy Regulator (CER). To support international trade, the methodology underpinning the GO scheme is closely aligned with the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy.

The Department published an initial discussion paper in June 2021 and two consultation papers in 2022.

CER is conducting trials throughout 2022 and 2023, to test and verify the design of the GO scheme with producers of hydrogen and its derivatives as well as stakeholders involved in the carrying, storage and transport of these products. These trials bring together stakeholders operating some of Australia’s most advanced hydrogen projects, testing design elements such as metering approaches, reporting frameworks and emission intensity calculation methods.

Australia’s GO scheme will inform choice. Consumers and investors will be able to choose what kind of product they buy and sellers will be able to prove the integrity of their product.

How Guarantee of Origin (GO) will work
How Guarantee of Origin (GO) will work

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