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Australia’s Coalition party room backs NEG, but its passage remains tricky

Published 09:47 on August 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:50 on August 14, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

A large majority of Coalition MPs on Tuesday backed the Australian government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG), but state governments and the national parliament could still prove difficult obstacles for the plan.

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Land-based projects capitalise as Australia issues 237k carbon credits

Published 10:11 on August 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:39 on August 13, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator last week issued 236,502 new carbon offsets, all of which went to projects seeking to save greenhouse gas emissions through land-use management.

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No decision on NEG, but Australian states agree to keep talking

Published 03:49 on August 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 03:13 on August 13, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australian state ministers on Friday chose to defer a final decision on the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG), but will launch a four-week consultation process on the policy if it goes through the federal Coalition party room next week.

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Businesses pile pressure on Australian states to fall in line on NEG

Published 11:13 on August 7, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:13 on August 7, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

More than 20 businesses and industry groups on Tuesday called on Australian state governments to back the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) at Friday’s crucial meeting, urging the administrations to treat the issue of the scheme’s emissions target separately.

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Australian states dig in against NEG ahead of crucial vote

Published 11:28 on August 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:28 on August 6, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Three Australian state governments on Monday refused to commit to backing the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) proposal ahead of this week’s crunch meeting, even as federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg accused them of “politicking and posturing”.

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Queensland govt to buy aboriginal carbon credits to offset vehicle emissions

Published 10:30 on August 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:31 on August 3, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

The Queensland state government has commissioned two carbon market service companies to acquire 115,000 Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) from aboriginal-run projects to offset greenhouse gas emissions from its vehicle fleet.

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Australian states team up against feds ahead of crucial NEG talks

Published 14:16 on August 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:28 on August 2, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

The governments of ACT, Queensland, and Victoria are preparing a list of demands for federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg ahead of next week’s crunch meeting on the future of the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG).

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Australian govt advisors to scrutinise Safeguard Mechanism in new review

Published 12:19 on July 31, 2018  /  Last updated at 02:08 on August 1, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Climate Change Authority (CCA) on Tuesday launched a review of the country’s Safeguard Mechanism, questioning whether the policy contributes to reducing GHG emissions and putting the spotlight on issues such as double-counting.

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Woodside, Terra Carbon among beneficiaries in latest Australian carbon offset issuance

Published 11:13 on July 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:13 on July 27, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator this week handed just over 404,000 carbon credits to 14 projects under the national emissions offset programme, taking the total issuances so far this year past 9 million.

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Australia readies Safeguard Mechanism changes that will increase carbon emissions

Published 10:26 on July 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:26 on July 27, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Department of the Environment and Energy issued a consultation paper late Friday regarding a series of changes to its Safeguard Mechanism that would allow higher CO2 emissions from the nation’s largest facilities.

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