Carbon

Lessons from the first ERF carbon auction
Carbon
27 April 2015

Lessons from the first ERF carbon auction

Published by ResourceRecovery.biz The winners during the first Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction have been announced. Congratulations to those who succeeded in securing a Carbon Abatement Contract with the Federal Government and commiserations to those who missed out. But don’t despair: there are many more auctions to come. Under the ERF, the Federal Government is […]

Rules to exclude WLRM projects from ERF Fund banned
Carbon
18 February 2015

Rules to exclude WLRM projects from ERF Fund banned

Rules to exclude Waste Less Recycle More (WLRM) projects from the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) dumped. All WLRM projects are free to participate in the ERF and to generate carbon credits. The Department of the Environment has yesterday published its Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 instrument that will guide the ERF first auction. […]

Waste projects set to benefit from change in Methane Greenhouse Warming Potential
Carbon
5 February 2015

Waste projects set to benefit from change in Methane Greenhouse Warming Potential

Greenhouse Warming Potential (GWP) review will unlock up to 20% additional abatement potential for the waste sector – but only if accounted for accurately in project proponents’ ERF bid. Forecasting carbon abatement from waste activities can be very complex. Abatement is always defined against a hypothetical landfill emissions baseline that can be affected by a […]

CSIRO and BOM report on climate change. The predictions are sobering.
Climate Change
5 February 2015

CSIRO and BOM report on climate change. The predictions are sobering.

Blink and you missed it. This month the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology released the updated State of the Climate report 2014. It is the update on climate change research from Australia’s independent scientific and weather authorities. And it is sobering reading. I find it amazing that our leading scientific bodies can make, what are […]

MRA takes on semi-aggregator role to bring landfills into ERF
Carbon
18 December 2014

MRA takes on semi-aggregator role to bring landfills into ERF

Waste and environment consultancy MRA has launched a new service to help councils benefit from the Emissions Reduction Fund. The service will involve MRA acting on behalf of councils to help them prepare and make ERF bids for landfill abatement projects. Environment Minister Greg Hunt has high hopes for these sorts of aggregation schemes, which […]

The ERF has passed – now what?
Carbon
14 November 2014

The ERF has passed – now what?

With the Emissions Reduction Fund passing the Senate, industry can expect a 15-fold increase in scale of emissions reductions projects. The Emissions Reduction Fund is national scheme which provides $2.55 billion over three years to purchase emissions reductions. This $2.55 billion is budgeted to cover 2014-15 to 2017-18. Based on the average budget expenditure, this […]

WMAA on carbon policy
Carbon
30 July 2014

WMAA on carbon policy

The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) has released a brief document on the intricacies of the carbon policy and how it might affect the sector. Produced by Norton Rose Fulbright, MRA Consulting Group, Transpacific Industries Group and Cleanaway and Blue Environment, the fact sheet focuses on current issues amid the policy turbulence and uncertainties […]

Early carbon movers left wondering
Carbon
29 July 2014

Early carbon movers left wondering

When it comes to pricing carbon from waste you would be excused if you find it hard to tell the truth from the erroneous. It is pretty easy to miss the big picture behind the headline-grabbing estimate or to just feel lost because you went away for a few days! With our most recent article […]

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