Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The Government has decided to close the CRC energy efficiency scheme following the 2018-19 compliance year. Organisations included in the CRC energy efficiency scheme will not have to purchase allowances to cover emissions for the energy supplied from April 2019.
The administrator (the EA) will maintain the registry until the end of March 2022. No further trading in allowances will be allowed after that date.
Organisations that qualified for the current phase will report their emissions to the administrator for the last time by the end of July 2019, with a surrender of allowances for emissions from energy supplied in the 2018-19 compliance year by the end of October 2019.
The administrator will maintain an up to date list of participants in the current and previous phases of the scheme until 1 April 2025. You must inform the administrator of any change of address.
Participants in the current phase 2014-2019 must maintain records until 1 April 2025. Participants in the previous phase (2010-2014) must maintain records until 1 April 2021
You will be able to communicate with the administrator once the registry is closed about any account you once held. You will be able to access information regarding the details of your account held in the registry as of the end of March 2022.
If you surrendered surplus allowances into the cancellation account you can apply for a refund until the end of March 2025. If you held allowances in a compliance account at the end of March 2022 you can also apply for a refund until the end of March 2025.
What is happening to the CRC Scheme now?
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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