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Responses have been taken into account in finalising the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2018.
Detail of feedback received
We received 7 responses to this consultation on the UK implementation of amendments to the Aviation EU ETS.
All the respondents either agreed with the government approach or said that they welcomed the EU agreement to continue the current scope of the aviation EU ETS, which is being implemented through the UK regulations.
This consultation will cover UK implementation of the agreed amendments to the Aviation EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). The amendments to be implemented are:
- to extend the existing Intra-European Economic Area (EEA) scope for the Aviation EU ETS until 31 December 2023
- to introduce simplified procedures for operators emitting less than 3,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum on intra-EEA flights; and
- to extend the exemption for non-commercial operators emitting less than 1,000 tonnes of CO2 per year until 2030
The consultation will be of particular interest to aircraft operators, aerodrome operators, verifiers, other participants in the EU ETS and environmental groups. This consultation is not limited to these stakeholders; any organisation or individual is welcome to respond.
Our impact assessment estimates the reduction in compliance costs for aircraft operators, the reduction in the environmental benefits of Aviation EU ETS, and the reduction in government auction revenues between 2017 and 2023, as compared to a scenario where the EU and UK legislation was not amended. Consultees are invited to submit any additional evidence or other relevant information on the impacts of the policy option assessed in our impact assessment.
The measures proposed in this consultation are without prejudice to future decisions on the UK’s future relationship with the EU on the EU ETS.
Emissions Trading & Industrial Decarbonisation Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
6th Floor, Abbey 2
1 Victoria Street
Respondents in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales are requested to copy their responses to:
By email: Climate.Change@daera-ni.gov.uk By post:
Climate Change Unit
Environmental Policy Division
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
2nd Floor, Klondyke Building,
Gasworks Business Park,
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org By post:
Climate Change Division
Climate Change Division
Area 1D South
Enquiries: 0131 244 7815
By email: email@example.com By post:
Carbon Trading and Climate Risk Branch
Department for Environment and Rural Affairs
Floor 1 East Cathays Park