• Auction 5

    Clean Energy Regulator – Public results disclosure: Last update: 13th April, 2017 The fifth Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction was held on April 5–6, with 31 contracts entered into by […]

  • Auction 4

    Clean Energy Regulator – Public results disclosure: Last update: 1st December, 2016 The fourth Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction was held on the 16 and 17 November 2016, with 47 […]

  • ERF Auction Dashboard

    What’s the state of play after the first three ERF auctions? After the first three ERF Auctions, 143 million tonnes (Mt) of Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) have been contracted […]

  • Auction 1

    A closer look behind the numbers at the first ERF auction Clean Energy Regulator – Results disclosure: The first ERF auction was held on the 15th-16th of April 2015, with […]

  • Auction 2

    A closer look behind the numbers at the second ERF auction Clean Energy Regulator (Regulator) – Results disclosure: The second ERF auction was held on the 4th-5th of November 2015, […]

  • Government Projections

    IN SHORT: The government estimates emissions will grow to 592 Mt in 2030, a 10 per cent increase on 2016 levels (538 Mt). Under current policy Australia is therefore forecast to […]

  • Abatement cost curve (MAC)

    Modelling approach Commitments to reduce GHG emissions require policy makers to identify cost-efficient means to meet their obligations. MAC curves are frequently used to illustrate the economics associated with climate […]

  • MAC – Policy curve

    MAC analysis enables Australian businesses and policymakers to identify what emissions reductions can be achieved by 2030, and the relative marginal cost of action. A MAC curve can therefore serve […]

  • MAC – Sector analysis

    Sectoral and activity findings Our marginal abatement cost (MAC) analysis examines abatement opportunities grouped into eight sectoral categories: Agriculture, Direct Combustion, Electricity, Fugitives, Industry, Land Use/Land Use Change/Forestry (LULUCF), Transport […]

  • MAC – Electricity

    Below we present our MAC curve for the Australian electricity sector, showing the size and cost of each activity to reduce emissions in 2020 and 2030, and the potential for […]

  • Land use – Sequestration

    Investment in reforestation is currently supported by the federal government’s $2.55 billion (bn) ERF (ERF), formerly the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI). The ERF is the centrepiece of the government’s Direct […]

  • LCOE & Energy storage

    While MAC analysis identifies the potential to reduce emissions in the power sector, and the marginal cost emissions reduction, a MAC curve does not capture the full complexity of power […]