Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is divided into several phases. Any organisation required to take part in the CRC Scheme, is required to among other things to:
The Environment Agency will publish data on participant’s annual emissions. This replaces the Performance League tables which were published for emissions in 2011/2012 and 2012/2013.
Since the introduction of the CRC Scheme in April 2010, stakeholders have argued that it is overly complex and administratively burdensome. Simplification proposals were consulted on and implemented through the 2013 Order.
The support for the CRC Scheme remained low, and the government stated following consultation, that it would end the Scheme at the end of the compliance year 2018-2019.
Phase 1 of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme ran from April 2010 and ended on 31 March 2014. Phase 2 commenced 1 April 2014 and is due to end 31 March 2019. This will be the last phase of the CRC Scheme. The existing legislation, had it not been revoked would have allowed the CRC Scheme to run through five more phases from April 2019 up until 2043.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
The NetRegs team at SEPA, in partnership with The Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs. More are coming! Check the available topics
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