Country:Australia
Year:2000
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2000
Date Ended:2003
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives
Policy Sector:Transport
Agency:The Treasury
Legal References:Diesel and Alternative Fuels Grants Scheme Act 1999
Renewable Energy Description:

The Diesel and Alternative Fuels Grants Scheme (DAFGS) was intended to provide assistance to regional areas to reduce the cost of diesel and certain other fuels used in transporting goods and passengers, and to extend the Diesel Fuel Rebate Scheme (DFRS) to additional activities and other specified fuels. In addition, it sought to allow the full rebate to activities receiving only a part rebate. Fuel grants for eligble users were indexed on 1 February 2001 and were: - compressed natural gas (CNG) 12.617 cents per cubic metre - liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) 11.925 cents per litre - ethanol 20.809 cents per litre - diesel 18.510 cents per litre

Climate Change Description:

The Diesel and Alternative Fuels Grant Scheme - commenced in July 2000 - is one of the Alternative Fuel Programmes part of the Measures For a Better Environment package. It will maintain existing price relativities between diesel and a range of alternative fuels by allowing transport operators that are eligible for the diesel fuel grant to also be eligible for alternative fuel grants. The retention of the existing price differential between diesel and alternative fuels will encourage wider use of alternative fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. Fuel grants for eligble users were indexed on 1 February 2001 and were: - compressed natural gas (CNG) 12.617 cents per cubic metre - liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) 11.925 cents per litre - ethanol 20.809 cents per litre - diesel 18.510 cents per litre

Related policies:Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure Programme
This record is superseded by:Energy Grants Credit Scheme

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