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Implications of Carbon Tax
The Federal Government has now legislated for a tax of $23 per tonne of carbon dioxide emitted to air that will incrementally increase by 2.5% per annum. For an overview of the plan, refer to the Clean Energy Future website. The Treasury website also provides information on the economic modelling of the carbon price in graphical format.
Click here to read more... [edited 11-04-2013]

EPA Corporate Licensing
EPA Victoria has recently simplified the licensing approach applying to companies holding two or more EPA licences. The change will save companies money as well as improve environmental outcomes.
Click here to read more... [edited 24-05-2010]

Information resource about greenhouse and climate issues
EPA Victoria has established a web based information resource intended to provide a "one-stop-shop" for information and guidance to help business manage carbon emissions. Click here to read more... [added 02-04-2008]

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol is a widely used international accounting tool for understanding, quantifying and managing greenhouse gas emissions. Click here to read more... [added 27-02-2008]

The National Greenhouse Accounts Factors
For some years the Australian Greenhouse Office Factors and Methods Workbook has been a key source of information for calculating greenhouse gas emissions in Australia. A new publication called the National Greenhouse Accounts Factors has just been released. Click here to read more... [added 21-02-2008]

Industry funding opportunities for waste reduction
EPA Victoria's new HazWaste Fund provides grants for manufacturing industry to invest in technologies for the reuse, recycling, reprocessing and recovery of industrial wastes. Click here to read more … [added 14-02-2008]

Government Programs and Grants – save money and the environment!
Business Victoria’s website has a simple interactive tool to help you locate government programs or grants relevant to your business sector. Click here to read more … [added 24-01-2008]

Environment & Resource Efficiency Plans register now!
Companies operating in Victoria must register with EPA Victoria by 31 March 2008 if their site used more than 100 TJ energy or 120 ML water in 2006-2007. Click here to read more... [added 05-03-2008]

Carbon Disclosure Project
The Carbon Disclosure Project is an internationally used standard for emissions and energy reporting. Whilst it is aimed at larger multi-national companies the principles and benefits are also relevant for smaller companies.
Click here to read more... [added 15-01-2008]

Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans
The Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans (EREP) program will start on 1 January 2008 and mark a new era in regulation, in which environmental improvements and financial paybacks are brought together.
Click here to read more... [added 20-12-2007]

The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System
The Australian Government is developing a national framework for greenhouse and energy reporting by industry.
Click here to read more... [added 01-11-2007]

Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans
A new legislative requirement, Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans (EREP) is being proposed by EPA Victoria for premises that use large amounts of water and energy. The legal framework for the EREP scheme is expected to be finalised before the end of 2007, for commencement of the scheme in 2008. Click here to read more... [added 30-10-2007]

Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans
A new legislative requirement, Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans (EREP) is being proposed by EPA Victoria for premises that use large amounts of water and energy. The legal framework for the EREP scheme is expected to be finalised before the end of 2007, for commencement of the scheme in 2008. Click here to read more... [added 30-10-2007]

Changes to National Pollutant Inventory Reporting
The Department of Environment and Water Resources is making changes to the way companies across Australia submit National Pollutant Inventory reports. The existing relatively complicated report submission method (National Reporting Tool 2) is being replaced with a web-based reporting system. Click here to read more... [added 29-10-2007]

Updated Scheduled Premises and Exemptions Regulations
On 1 July 2007 a revised set of regulations came into force. The Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises and Exemptions) Regulations 2007 are broadly similar to the regulations they replace, but have a few industry categories added or removed. Click here to read more... [added 3-10-2007]