Draft regulations for Australian National Registry of Emissions Units released

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, and the Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, today released for consultation draft regulations to support the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units (‘the Registry’).

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Methane emissions stand to boost farmers' income

The Australian Government today launched the first methodology to be approved under the Carbon Farming Initiative, which will provide pig farmers with the opportunity to earn carbon credits for reducing methane emissions from manure.

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Rural and regional Australia moves to a clean energy future

The farming, forestry, land and food sectors will have an important role to play in reducing carbon pollution as Australia moves to a clean energy future.

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Government now accepting proposals for the carbon farming positive and negative lists

The Australian Government today published guidelines inviting farmers, landholders and other land managers to propose activities for the Positive and Negative Lists under the Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).

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Building a clean energy future in commercial offices

The Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, welcomed the full roll out of the Commercial Building Disclosure Program, which will come into effect from 1 November 2011 following a one year transition period.

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Helping low-income earners get ready for a clean energy future

The Australian Government is today announcing a new Home Energy Saver Scheme to help low-income households get ready for a clean energy future, by improving household energy efficiency and cutting back on energy costs.

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Low carbon comunities to improve energy efficiency

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, and the Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, today published consultation papers on the design of two streams under the Low Carbon Communities initiative.

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Review of the National Carbon Offset Standard

The Government today published a public consultation paper on updates to the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS).

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New era of opportunity for Indigenous landholders

The Government's Carbon Farming Initiative, which passed the Parliament yesterday, offers new economic opportunities for Indigenous landholders across the country.

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Carbon farming brings fields of opportunity for regional Australia

The Gillard Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative has today passed through the Parliament to establish a regulated carbon offsets market in Australia.

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