Monthly Archives: August 2011

Australia: Carbon Credits from Farming and Forestry

Australia’s parliament has passed bills allowing the creation of carbon credits from farmland and forests, known as the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI). Reuters reports that the CFI is a world first, creating a comprehensive national scheme to regulate carbon from forestry and agriculture. The CFI is also important as an important component of a broader package of climate laws and ... Read More »

New Federal Coal Regulations Proposed to Reduce GHGs

The Federal Government announced the Proposed Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations today (Friday, August 19, 2011). These new regulations will apply to all new builds and to facilities that have reached the end of their economic-life. The proposed regulations are divided into four parts: Performance standards for CO2 emissions intensity. This part also provides ... Read More »