Matt Drum

Matt Drum

The Government's $2.5B Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is likely to pass the Upper House after Clive Palmer and his Senators agreed to support the ERF legislation. The ERF allows for the continuation of existing Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) projects and will be expanded to cover activities such as Industrial Energy Efficiency, transport emissions reductions and more. 

The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has just announced the fourth ERF Auction will be held on 16 and 17 November 2016. The auction announcement often drives activity and this could potentially be the last one under the initial $2.55B promised under the Direct Action Plan. Key dates for the Auction including close of project registration applications is as follows:

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGERs) submissions for the 2015/16 year are due on 31 October 2016. There have been some legislative amendments to the NGER Determination in particular, and it’s always a good idea to have a refresher on the Emissions and Energy Reporting System (EERs) each year. The sessions are as follows:

Emission Reduction Fund March

Emission Reduction Fund – Auction Qualification due Friday 13 March 2015!

New Team Members

Ndevr Environmental would like to welcome Hannah and Tori – our two new recruits to the team.

Safeguard Mechanism

The Department of Environment (DoE) has released the consultation paper outlining approaches for the details of the Safeguard Mechanism implementation. The broad aim of the Mechanism is to try and reduce emissions growth that has already been purchased by the tax payer via the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).

Amendments to two key pieces of National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) legislation have been made that will affect reporting procedures for the FY15/16 reporting year.

Political Editor of The Guardian Australia, Lenore Taylor, reported on Friday 1 May that the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, is on record stating that Direct Action will require electricity generators and heavy industry to gradually reduce greenhouse gas emissions after 2020.

Ndevr Environmental is proud to announce that we are Silver Sponsors of the Second Australian Emission Reduction Summit.

The Climate Change Authority (CCA) today released its Final Report on Australia’s Future Emissions Reduction Targets. The report issued by A/G CEO Shayleen Thompson and underpinned by the CCA Chair Bernie Fraser's statement includes unambiguous recommendations for:

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