• 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 […]

  • MARKET UPDATE: Gaming the ERF? The role of “Bid-shading”

    While the ERF was developed with the intention of purchasing abatement at ‘least cost’, in practice, businesses have a clear incentive to inflate their bids well above the cost of […]

  • MARKET UPDATE: An updated MAC curve for Australia to 2030

    With the government’s Direct Action Plan now enacted, and Australia’s 2030 emissions reduction target to be presented in the first half of the year, in this Market Update, we provide […]

  • MARKET UPDATE: Setting the ERF Benchmark Price

    The key issue for many proponents in deciding whether to participate in the government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) will be the price that the Regulator is willing to pay for […]

  • MARKET UPDATE: The ERF in Focus: “Who Dares, Wins” in 2015

    In our Market Update for November, we take an in-focus look at the ERF in 2015, along with expectations for industry participation in the new scheme. While existing CFI proponents […]

  • MARKET UPDATE: Momentum for ‘new deal’ on Direct Action

    Following the release of Senator Xenophon’s proposed changes to the CFI Amendment Bill, the Palmer Untied Party (PUP) continues to progress in its own negotiations with the Coalition, with an […]

  • MARKET UPDATE: Re-thinking the Direct Action Plan

    A new study from market analysts, RepuTex, indicates that Australia’s 5 per cent emissions reduction target may be within reach for the government’s Direct Action Plan, with amendments proposed by […]

  • MARKET UPDATE: The End is the Beginning for Climate Policy?

    With the carbon tax repeal set to progress, Clive Palmer’s alternate Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) unlikely to commence until later in the decade – if at all – and the […]