Coal mine waste gas method: 2021 variation

Closes 30 Jul 2021

Opened 1 Jul 2021


The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee is seeking feedback on a proposed variation to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative–Coal Mine Waste Gas) Methodology Determination 2015.

The proposed variation will:

  • implement the crediting period extension of 5 years recommended by the Committee
  • allow electricity generation projects previously eligible to earn large-scale generation certificates under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to transition to the ERF for a 5-year crediting period
  • amend the emissions intensity factor used in the abatement calculations to the value that is current at the time of reporting
  • clarify the length of time a parameter can be estimated during a non-reporting period.

These changes are intended to encourage additional abatement while ensuring the method credits genuine emissions reductions.


Draft method determination

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The Clean Energy Regulator is responsible for Emissions Reduction Fund method development and will review feedback you provide on the proposed method variation.

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