Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme covers about 10 per cent of CO2 emissions in the UK. Scheme participants are typically large non-energy-intensive organisations within the UK's public and private sectors and include:
The aim of the CRC is to act as a financial driver to encourage energy efficiency through changes in behaviour and infrastructure.
The Scheme targets emissions not already covered by the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). This is a greenhouse gas ETS that covers the energy intensive sectors of EU member states - including the power generation, cement, glass, pulp and paper industries.
It also does not overlap with emissions covered by Climate Change Agreements, which entitle energy-intensive businesses in the UK to a discount from the Climate Change Levy in exchange for meeting energy efficiency or carbon saving targets.
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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