Government consults on extension to Climate Change Agreements scheme
The government is seeking views on a proposed extension to the Climate Change Agreements (CCA) scheme, as well as plans to re-open the scheme to new entrants.
CCA is a voluntary scheme that encourages energy intensive industries to invest in energy efficiency measures, in return for reduced main rates of the Climate Change Levy (CCL). It was closed to new entrants from 31 October 2018, but the government intends to re-open applications for new entrants until 30th September 2020.
Consultation aims at a glance:
Views on extending the current climate change agreements (CCA) scheme by 2 years, through:
- The addition of a new Target Period, from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022
- Extending certification for reduced rates of CCL for participants meeting obligations under the scheme to 31 March 2025
- Views on re-opening the scheme, allowing eligible facilities not currently participating to apply to join
- Views on potential reforms were there to be a future CCA scheme.
You can access the consultation doc here. Concept is currently supporting a number of our clients with their Climate Change Agreements: data collection and reporting, target performance monitoring and site surveys. For advice on any aspect of CCA scheme participation, get in touch.