AAC Submission on 2020 Review of the Emissions Reduction Fund

The Council welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the 2020 Review of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), and particularly issues raised in the April 2020 Consultation Paper (the Paper). The Council has focused its submission in response to the specific consultation questions posed in the Paper.

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AAC Submission on Consultation Paper: Safeguard Mechanism Emissions Intensity Benchmarks

The Australian Aluminium Council (the Council) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the Consultation Paper on Safeguard Mechanism Emissions Intensity Benchmarks (the Paper). The Paper outlines how benchmarks for baselines would be determined for new facilities and significant expansions after 1 July 2020, and in particular the two options proposed for setting benchmarks under the Safeguard Mechanism.

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AAC Submission on National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Amendment (Prescribed Production Variables) Rule 2020 [the Amendment]

Australia’s aluminium smelters, alumina refineries and bauxite mines are all required under the Safeguard Mechanism to keep their net Scope 1 emissions below a facility-specific baseline. In March 2019 amendments to the Safeguard Mechanism provided for the development of Government determined prescribed production variables (which broadly define what is produced at Safeguard facilities) and default emissions intensity values.

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AAC Submission on Coastal Trading Reform

The Australian Aluminium Council welcomes the opportunity to provide input into developing solutions for a better coastal trading system. In considering its response the Council acknowledges that opening the coast, a strategic fleet and high cost subsidies are not on the table.

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