Over half the money raised from the carbon price is being used to assist households.
The Australian Government’s comprehensive plan for securing a clean energy future. The plan will cut pollution and drive investment, helping to ensure Australia can compete and remain prosperous in the future.
The Clean Energy Plan
The Clean Energy Legislative Package includes the carbon pricing mechanism and delivers support for jobs and competitiveness and Australian’s economic growth, while reducing pollution. Households will be assisted through tax reform and increased payments.
- Fact sheets for download
- A series of fact sheets covering specific aspects of the Government’s climate change plan including information for business, local governments and regional Australia:
- Regional Australia
- Supporting jobs and industry
- Small business
- Local government
- Biodiversity Fund
- Transport fuels
- Tax treatment
- Support for the Australian steel industry
- Carbon Pricing Mechanism: Who is liable?
- How do companies estimate carbon emissions?
- Forest activities
- Ensuring consumers are not mislead about the carbon price
- China’s action on climate change
- International linking
- Creating opportunities for farmers and land managers
- Carbon farming futures
- Additional action beyond our national targets
- Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI)
- Emissions from landfill facilities
- The Opt-In scheme
- Synthetic Greenhouse Gases
- Conservation tillage refundable tax offset
- Carbon pricing and LPG, LNG and CNG
- Carbon price opportunities and obligations for landfill managers
- Why introduce a carbon price
- Tale of two councils: How we’ve cut emissions from waste and reduced costs
- Synthetic Greenhouse Gases—Price impacts
- Auctions for carbon units
- Linking and Australian liable entities
- Linking and Australian Emissions Intensive Trade Exposed (EITE) industries
- Linking and the Carbon Farming Initiative
- Equivalent Carbon Price—Transport Fuel and Synthetic Greenhouse Gases
- Emissions in the National Electricity Market (February 2013)
Detailed modelling from the Treasury released in July 2011 shows:
- The economic costs of delaying action on climate change
- How Australia’s economy and job opportunities will continue to grow with a carbon price
- The modest impact on cost of living with a carbon price, and
- How carbon pricing will transform our economy and drive a shift towards cleaner energy
- Modelling Report
- The report was released on 10 July 2011. Updated modelling was released on 21 September 2011.
- The overview for modelling a carbon price
- Treasury website—Modelling a carbon price
- Strong growth, low pollution
Find out more information on Detailed household outcomes.
For information on the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee’s clean energy agreement
The following documents formed the Clean Energy Plan as announced on 10 July 2011.
- Securing a clean energy future—The Australian Government’s climate change plan
- The Australian Government’s comprehensive plan for tackling climate change and secure a clean energy future.
- It outlines the existing policies already underway to address climate change and cut carbon pollution and introduces several critical new initiatives. The plan has four pillars: a carbon price; renewable energy; energy efficiency; and action on land. The plan also details how the Government is supporting Australian households, businesses and communities to transition to a clean energy future.
- Securing a clean energy future—The Australian Government’s climate change plan in summary
- A concise overview of the Australian Government’s plan, including the new Carbon Pricing Mechanism, renewable energy, energy efficiency and land initiatives, as well as household, business and community support.
- Supporting Australian households—Helping households move to a clean energy future
- An outline of the financial assistance and tax reform that will be provided to households as part of the Australian Government’s plan for a transition to cleaner energy. It includes energy efficiency advice for households and support for particular groups, such as pensioners and allowance recipients.
- Clean energy Australia—Investing in the clean energy sources of the future
- The Australian Government’s new and existing measures supporting the transition to clean energy sources.
- This includes investing in renewable energy, encouraging energy efficiency, and providing opportunities for landholders.