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Three new methods added to the Emissions Reduction Fund

on Thursday, 22 January 2015.

The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) who administers the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), has announced three new methods available to participants in the scheme. Applications for emissions reduction projects using these methods can now be made. For an introduction to how the ERF scheme works see the CCR primer here Emissions Reduction Fund (PDF)

The commercial buildings method allows for projects that reduce emissions associated with the consumption of electricity or fossil fuels at a commercial building and uses the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy ratings and tools to quantify emissions
reductions and energy savings from energy efficiency activities undertaken as part of an ERF project.

The alternative waste treatment method sets out the requirements for implementing and monitoring waste projects that avoid emissions by diverting waste from landfill to alternative waste treatment (AWT) facilities.

The landfill gas method also builds on existing landfill gas methods and provides an incentive to install a new landfill gas collection system, upgrade an existing system or recommence operation of a system at a site where one has existed before but not operated for some time.

Further information on the new methods, and the ERF in general, is available from the CER website Clean Energy Regulator - ERF