Understand the Australian carbon price

The Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future bills have passed the Lower House of Parliament, signalling the likely introduction of a mechanism to price carbon from 1 July 2012.

Following a three year fixed carbon price period, a carbon pollution cap will be applied across the economy and carbon units will be traded from 1 July 2015.

If you have operations in Australia you could be required to purchase carbon units to cover your emissions. Your supply chain is also likely to be affected by potential increases in energy prices.