We are seeking feedback on the design of the Guarantee of Origin (GO) scheme that would provide a mechanism to track and verify emissions associated with hydrogen, and could be expanded to include a range of other products made in Australia. It would also provide an ongoing mechanism for renewable electricity certification.
The scheme would enable Australian industry to meet growing domestic and international demand for certified renewable energy and clean products.
The proposed scheme has been developed in close collaboration with our international energy partners to ensure it meets their needs as importers of Australia’s clean energy, and to support the development of a robust Australian hydrogen industry. The scheme would also provide certainty for renewable electricity investment and support Australia’s energy transformation.
The scheme design is the result of extensive consultation beginning in 2020, involving an initial discussion paper in June 2021, GO Trials run by the Department and the Clean Energy Regulator, and targeted stakeholder engagement.
Following this consultation on the proposed policy design, legislation to implement the GO scheme would be developed to enable the scheme to commence in 2024.
Read the discussion papers for an overview of the scheme and submit your feedback on our Consultation hub.
Submissions are welcome until Friday 3 February 2023.
- Find out more about the Guarantee of Origin scheme.
- Find out more about Australia's hydrogen industry.
For more information on this consultation, contact GuaranteeofOrigin@industry.gov.au or RenewableEnergy@industry.gov.au.