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This document provides a summary of responses to our consultation earlier in the year. DECC will now lay regulations before Parliament. Updated guidance on the Small Emitter Opt-out and Hospital Scheme will be published once the new regulations have come into force in early December.
This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the implementation of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) in the UK. These changes are intended to:
- introduce rules for the allocation of free allowances to installations in the UK’s small emitters and hospital opt-out scheme that must return to the full EU ETS because they have reached the upper emissions threshold for the opt out scheme; and
- clarify the existing rules on the start date of a permanent cessation of regulated activities by an operator in the EU ETS in the circumstances where a temporary cessation becomes permanent.
The consultation runs for six weeks until 28 August 2015 and is being conducted by DECC in England for the UK Government, and on behalf of the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government
We welcome responses from any organisation or individual but this consultation will be of particular interest to operators of installations in the EU ETS small emitters and hospital opt-out scheme.
Following the consultation we propose to lay legislation before Parliament with the intention that the changes take effect by early 2016.
By Email: email@example.com
EU ETS Team, Department of Energy & Climate Change, 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW
For consultees in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales please copy responses to:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post: Environmental Policy Division, Department of the Environment, 6th Floor, Goodwood House, 44 - 48 May Street, Belfast, BT1 4NN
By email: email@example.com
By post: Climate Change Division, Scottish Government, 1G Dockside, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post: Radioactivity and Pollution Prevention Branch, People and Environment Division, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ