This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting the emissions reductions achieved by reducing the emissions intensity per unit of transportation service. Under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), emissions reduced via a broad range of activities such as replacing or modifying vehicles, changing energy sources, and changing operational practices can receive credits.
Using the method
To use this method and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator develops the methods and manages project registration, compliance and crediting emissions for projects under the ERF.
Visit the Regulator’s website for:
- information on the method and how to use it
- project planning guidance, including eligibility requirements and how to apply.
Consultation on the method
The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) conducts public consultation before giving advice about making or varying a method. Once finalised the ERAC advises the Minister on whether the new or varied method meets the offsets integrity standards.
The draft method was originally provided for public consultation as a combined Transport method. Due to feedback, the method was split into separate determinations for Land and sea transport and Aviation.
The ERAC also consulted on a draft method for a proposed new Land and Sea Transport method in 2017. It advised the Minister that the draft method was not suitable to be made (PDF 139 KB).
The ERAC undertook a crediting period extension review in 2022. Please read:
- the review report (PDF 222 KB)
- the review report (DOCX 1.6 MB)
- the ERAC's advice to the Minister (PDF 192 KB)
- the ERAC's advice to the Minister (DOCX 1.58 MB)
- View the Aviation method
- Read about the Emissions Reduction Fund, including our department’s role.
- Read more about method development and available methods.