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 is an incentive to improve energy efficiency in large public and private sector organisations. The scheme is regulated by:
The Environment Agency is 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.
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Stay informed: Coronavirus (COVID-19), In this challenging time, NetRegs’ running organisations the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) have created information websites to keep you informed on the current situation....
NetRegs: Supporting businesses across Scotland and Northern Ireland, Businesses in Scotland and Northern Ireland have a huge role to play in helping to deliver world-leading climate change action, not only by ensuring environmental compliance, which is non-negotiable, but going beyond compliance to achieve a low carbon and circular economy.
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