• Service: Advisory, Risk Consulting, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Topics, Climate Change
  • Industry: Food, Drink & Consumer Products
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 6/09/2011

Australia's Climate Change Plan analysis

Climate Change Plan Analysis
KPMG's analysis of the Australian Government’s Climate Change Plan, including the carbon price mechanism.

The impact of a carbon price – Food and beverage 

The Australian Government recently announced more details relating to its Climate Change Plan, with the centrepiece of this reform being the introduction of a carbon price mechanism from 1 July 2012.
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This factsheet provides a snapshot of what a carbon price mechanism means for the food and beverage sector. 


Key design elements of the carbon price relevant to the food and beverage sector

  • Fixed price phase for the first 3 years followed by a flexible price from 1 July 2015.
  • Excludes agricultural emissions.
  • Includes emissions from off-road fuel use relating to domestic aviation, shipping and rail.
  • Potential inclusion of heavy on-road fuel use from 1 July 2014.
  • Recognition of the food processing industry as having greater import pressures and higher exposure to energy costs than general manufacturing, with $150 million in targeted sector assistance under the Clean Technology Program.

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