Industrial Electricity and Fuel Efficiency

Closed 25 Mar 2015

Opened 25 Mar 2015

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Overview

The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020.

Finalised method determination

Method Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Industrial Electricity and Fuel Efficiency) Methodology Determination 2015 (the Method) was made on 25 March 2015 and amended on 11 September 2015.

About this method

The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Industrial Electricity and Fuel Efficiency) Methodology Determination 2015 (the Method) covers a broad range of electricity and fuel efficiency activities including lighting upgrades, heating, ventilation and cooling system upgrades, boiler upgrades, and variable speed drive installation.

Development of this method

Development of the original method

Status

The method was made on 25 March 2015.

Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) advice

The ERAC's advice to the Minister regarding the suitability of the Determination to be made is published here, in accordance with Section 106(11) (C) of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.

Public consultation — method

The public consultation for the draft Method is now closed. The following information remains available for reference:

Development of the variation

Status

The Method was amended by the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative -Industrial Electricity and Fuel Efficiency) Methodology Variation 2015 (the Variation) on 11 September 2015.

About the variation

The Variation made the following changes to the Industrial Fuel and Energy Efficiency determination:

  1. Aligned the treatment of projects that combust biomass to produce energy, or use biomass-derived energy, with the Renewable Energy Target scheme.
  2. Inserted of two further decay coefficients in the Method to ensure proponents can calculate abatement in the event they decide to delay the start of their crediting period. Decay coefficients are used in the Method to reflect the decreased accuracy associated with modelled emissions levels relative to measured energy use, as well as to reflect equipment degradation over time.

Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) advice

The ERAC's advice to the Minister regarding the suitability of the Variation to be made is published here, in accordance with paragraph 114(8) (C) of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.

Public consultation — proposed Variation to the method

The public consultation for the draft Variation is now closed.

Submissions received

The following non-confidential submissions were received through the public consultation process.

Audiences

  • Emissions Reduction Fund

Interests

  • Climate Change
  • Emissions Reduction Fund