Policy paper

Climate Change Agreements: Target Unit (TU) data publication discussion paper

A paper outlining the data the Climate Change Agreements team intend to publish to meet the Climate Change Agreement (Administration) Regulations.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Climate Change Agreements: Target Unit (TU) data publication discussion paper

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Government response

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Government’s aims for the new CCA Scheme are to increase transparency and reduce administration costs for both industry and Government. As such, the CCA (Administration) Regulations, which came into force on 1 October 2012, require government to publish a report setting out Target Unit (TU) energy efficiency improvements and emissions reductions for each biennial reporting period and whether the sector commitment has been achieved.

Government consulted on data publication in the following publications:

  • Consultation on the simplification of the Climate Change Agreements Scheme (September 2011)
  • Climate Change Regulations 2012 and the Scheme Administration Charge: opportunity to comment (January 2012)
  • Climate Change Agreements: delivering simplification in the new Scheme (March 2012).

Feedback to the consultations revealed concerns that the data published would disclose commercially sensitive or confidential information. To address these concerns, this document sets out the data we intend to require the Environment Agency, as Administrator, to publish and our rationale for this.

Given the importance of ensuring that the final position meets government aims of ensuring the maximum possible transparency without being to the detriment of CCA participants, we welcome your comments on the proposal. Where you think that the data published would reveal commercially sensitive or confidential information, please can you provide specific worked examples and evidence. Please send your comments by 6pm on Friday 8th March 2013.

Comments should be sent to levy.agreements@decc.gsi.gov.uk.

Government response

Published in September 2014, the government response summaries the comments received, the government’s analysis and conclusions and the next steps. The government has decided that data set 4 (each TU’s actual emissions) and data set 2 (a statement of whether a TU has met its targets, or has purchased a buyout) will be published alongside sector level information.

Published 21 February 2013
Last updated 22 September 2014 + show all updates
  1. Government response published.
  2. First published.