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CLOSURE OF CRC SCHEME – PLANS ANNOUNCED

CLOSURE OF CRC SCHEME – PLANS ANNOUNCED

BEIS has laid out guidance for the closure of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Scheme (CRC). The final compliance year for CRC was 2018 – 2019, with the final allowance surrender deadline of 31 October 2019. For the majority of CRC participants there are no further...

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FUTURE BUILDINGS STANDARD: REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS

FUTURE BUILDINGS STANDARD: REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS

New and existing buildings in England will have to meet strict energy efficiency standards in the future under plans outlined by the government. The Climate Change Committee’s last annual report in June 2020 highlighted the need to make low carbon heating the dominant...

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GOVERNMENT DELAYS THE LONG AWAITED ENVIRONMENT BILL

GOVERNMENT DELAYS THE LONG AWAITED ENVIRONMENT BILL

The Environment Bill, which was due to be back before Parliament on 26th January 2021, was further delayed following on the move to postpone it in December 2020.  Prior to the pandemic, the Bill was making progress through Parliament and had been highly praised for...

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ENERGY WHITE PAPER: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE ROAD AHEAD

ENERGY WHITE PAPER: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE ROAD AHEAD

After months of waiting, the UK Government launched its white paper setting out the agenda for the energy sector and its role in tackling climate change late in December 2020. The White Paper builds on Boris Johnson’s Ten-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution...

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UK EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME REPLACES EU ETS FOR PARTICIPANTS

UK EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME REPLACES EU ETS FOR PARTICIPANTS

The UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) replaced the UK’s participation in the EU ETS from 1 January 2021. The Government has established the scheme to increase the climate ambition of the UK’s carbon pricing policy and provides continuity of emissions trading for UK...

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