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Australia set to revamp barren soil carbon method

Published 12:01 on September 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:02 on September 4, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia on Monday proposed a revamp of its soil carbon initiative, which was once championed by lawmakers but which has yet to generate a single carbon credit.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Sep. 1, 2017

Published 18:08 on September 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:24 on September 1, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data provided by CTX.

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Australia hands out 228k offsets in latest issuance

Published 11:30 on September 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:49 on September 1, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator issued nearly 230,000 carbon credits this week, with landfills and forestry projects the main beneficiaries.

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Australia’s climate authority launches review of ERF

Published 10:05 on August 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:44 on August 31, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Climate Change Authority (CCA) on Thursday launched a review of the government’s Emissions Reduction Fund, asking for stakeholder comments on a wide range of issues including potential ties to the international carbon market and the fund regulator’s purchasing strategy.

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Australia needs tougher Clean Energy Target to meet Paris goals -report

Published 12:50 on August 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:48 on August 30, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

A 28% Clean Energy Target (CET) for power generators as modelled in the Finkel review earlier this year would leave Australia five decades late in meeting its Paris Agreement emission goal, a report said Wednesday.

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Australia to hold next ERF auction on Dec. 5-6

Published 05:08 on August 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:54 on August 30, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia will hold its sixth auction under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) on Dec. 5-6, the Clean Energy Regulator said Monday, adding that it expected to spend around A$75-150 million ($60-120 mln).

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Aug. 25, 2017

Published 15:09 on August 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:09 on August 25, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data provided by CTX.

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Australia’s carbon programme passes 40-million offset milestone

Published 10:55 on August 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:44 on August 25, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has issued nearly 560,000 new offsets over the past two weeks, taking the total number of domestic carbon credits above the 40 million mark.

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South Australia premier says could return to CO2 market plan if feds back away from Clean Energy Target

Published 09:46 on August 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:03 on August 22, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

South Australia and other state governments might revert to pursuing a carbon intensity trading scheme if the federal government fails to back the proposed Clean Energy Target (CET), SA Premier Jay Weatherill said Tuesday.

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Rio Tinto plants get green light from Australia to increase emissions

Published 13:26 on August 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:23 on August 22, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has given two plants owned by mining major Rio Tinto permission to increase CO2 emissions under the Safeguard Mechanism, a policy intended to help cut greenhouse gas output.

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