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Quarterly Carbon Market Reports

The Clean Energy Regulator’s Quarterly Carbon Market Report provides a regular view of supply and demand across the carbon markets we administer – large-scale generation certificate (LGCs), small-scale technology certificate (STCs) and Australian carbon credit unit (ACCUs). It explores key factors that influence market performance and provides information on trends and opportunities that may inform market decisions.

Highlights for Quarter 3 2020

All carbon markets have continued to produce strong results:

  • Emissions Reduction Fund auction 11 purchased 7 million tonnes (Mt) of emissions reduction, the highest volume contracted since Auction 6 in 2017. Registrations surged by 44 to total 87 projects in 2020, more than double the number of projects registered in 2019.
  • Total new capacity of large-scale renewable projects financed in 2020 reached 2.5 gigawatts (GW), exceeding 2019 levels of 2.3 GW. 1.1 GW of projects reached financial close in Quarter 3 and a further 0.5 GW has since been committed.
  • On track to set a new record of 2.9 GW capacity for small-scale systems in 2020, up 34% from the previous record of 2.2 GW installed in 2019. A remarkable 750 MW is estimated to have been installed in Quarter 3 up 11% compared to Quarter 2 2020.
  • 2.3 million LGCs were surrendered by the ACT Government in Quarter 3 to meet its 100% renewable energy target for 2019-20. Certificate and unit surrenders by private, state and territory governments accounted for 16% of the total carbon market in 2019, up from 12% in 2018.
  • For more detail, see the Quarterly Carbon Market Report – Quarter 3 September 2020 and data workbook - Quarter 3 September 2020.

Previous Quarterly Carbon Market Reports and data workbooks

Presentations

Quarterly Carbon Market Report – September 2020

This webinar discusses the highlights of Quarter 3 2020 report for ACCUs, LGCs and STCs.


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