Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
If your business is energy-intensive or uses energy supplied on the half hourly market you may need to comply with mandatory emissions trading schemes.
Energy-intensive businesses that release significant emissions into the atmosphere may need to obtain a greenhouse gas emissions permit under the EU ETS.
You may need a permit, for example, if your business is in the:
Under the system, businesses that emit fewer emissions than their permit allows can sell their excess to firms producing excessive emissions.
If you are unsure whether your business is covered by the EU ETS, you should contact the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) or Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).
The CRC energy efficiency scheme will be closing down at the end of the current cycle. If you were a participant in the 2010 -2014 or the 2014-2019 phases then you will have certain responsibilities until the scheme closes completely.
Read about the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme:
Comply with emissions trading requirements
Guidance - Noise and vibration management: environmental permits, Guidance - Noise and vibration management: environmental permits
Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance for Northern Ireland – Synopsis of Responses, Public responses to the Discussion Document: Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance
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