Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Under the Kyoto Protocol, European Union member states agreed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases - such as CO2 - by 8 per cent below 1990 levels by 2012. The second phase of the Kyoto protocol requires a 20% reduction by 2020. The UK has agreed to go further than this, and aims to reduce its emissions by 34 per cent below 1990 levels. The UK is also obliged to cap its overall greenhouse gas emissions across all industries under the Climate Change Act 2008.
The UK's CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme was an incentive to improve energy efficiency in large public and private sector organisations. The scheme was regulated by:
The Environment Agency was the overall scheme administrator and will manage the online registry and the sale of carbon allowances for the whole of the UK.
Provision has been made that will bring about the early closure of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. This guide has been updated to explain what the implications will mean for you.
The final year for compliance was 2018-2019
As a participant you must continue to:
You no longer need to:
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SEPA Special Waste Consignment Notes – updated position, The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is now accepting special waste consignment notes (SWCNs) by email only.
DAERA Waste Policy Tracker, The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has published a Waste policy tracker to stay informed of waste policy developments.
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