5 September 2012 — Four greenhouse gas capture projects at landfill sites are the first offset projects approved under the national Carbon Farming Initiative. Two are in Perth at the South Cardup and Mirrabooka landfill sites, with the others in Darwin and Buderim. Combined, the four landfills will abate around 170,000 tonnes of CO2e gas, with three sites generating more than 40,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy per year – enough to power 5600 homes. Climate Change and Energy Efficiency parliamentary secretary Mark Dreyfus said project proponent, LMS Energy, specialised in transforming waste to energy. “Australian businesses paying the carbon price will be able to buy carbon credits from LMS, knowing these offsets are producing multiple benefits for the community,” he said.