• Australia’s “low-cost” ACCU Opportunity – Our ACCU Supply Cost Curve

    While the government has set a modest target to reduce emissions by 26-28 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030, a common assumption is that it is not possible – […]

  • Government rhetoric – not policy – is key regulatory impediment

    Ahead of the federal election, climate policy remains an Achilles heel for the Coalition, with Australia’s growing national emissions profile, and the prospect of a 9-12 month demand gap over […]

  • No peak in sight? National emissions climb through 2020

    The government’s latest emissions projections were released in late December, along with an update to the NGGI for FY 2014-15, providing more detailed insight into the downgrading of Australia’s abatement […]

  • Back to the Future? The ALP’s “soft-start” Emissions Trading Scheme

    Following the release of its indicative target to reduce emissions by 45 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) is expected to provide further detail […]

  • UPDATE: The Price of Emissions Growth – Accounting to 2020

    The government’s revised emissions projections, to be released next week, are expected to indicate that Australia’s abatement challenge has again fallen, with Greg Hunt commenting that Australia’s abatement task is […]

  • UPDATE: The Road to 2030 – The Shift from Fugitives & Coal-gen

    Despite adopting a ‘soft’ emissions target in comparison to its global peers, the Australian economy will still be required to undergo a significant transition in order to meet the government’s […]

  • UPDATE: Riding the ACCU Wave at ERF Auction II

    The Clean Energy Regulator recently announced that the second Emissions Reduction Fund auction (ERF II) will take place on November 4 and 5, in approximately 10 weeks. The ‘cut-off’ date […]

  • UPDATE: ERF Safeguards – Toothless Tiger or Hidden Dragon?

    Prior to the announcement of Australia’s new post-2020 emissions reduction target – and the release of updated rules for the government’s ERF Safeguard Mechanism – in this Update we analyse […]

  • UPDATE: Australia’s Post-2020 Emissions Task – The Hard Road?

    Pledging Australia to an emissions target of between 24-28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2025 – emulating the targets of the United States and Canada – would signal a […]

  • MARKET UPDATE: Goodbye ERF price cap, hello “floating” price?

    The Clean Energy Regulator has noted a preference for the next ERF auction to take place when a minimum number of bidders are registered to supply enough abatement to ensure […]

  • IN FOCUS: Aligning the ERF with the Safeguards Mechanism

    The government may consider amendments to the proposed safeguard mechanism in order to better align the scheme with the Emissions Reduction Fund by ensuring that emissions reductions purchased from industry […]

  • MARKET UPDATE: Emissions Policy Confidence, or Complacency?

    Given lower than expected historical emissions, Australia will be able to increase its emissions from 2014 levels and still meet its target for the second commitment period (CP2) of the […]