Climate Change Agreement
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When a climate change levy was introduced in the United Kingdom, the position of energy-intensive industries was considered, given their energy usage, the requirements of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control regime and their exposure to international competition. As a result, a 65% discount from the levy was allowed for those sectors that agreed targets for improving their energy efficiency or reducing carbon emissions. The discount will rise to 80% in 2013.
An 'energy-intensive' sector is one which carries out activities which are listed under Part A1 or A2 headings in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (Statutory Instrument 2000 No.1973), as amended by the Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 503).
The regulations cover the ten main energy-intensive sectors of industry (aluminium, cement, ceramics, chemicals, food and drink, foundries, glass, non-ferrous metals, paper, and steel) and over thirty smaller sectors, and in agriculture, livestock units for the intensive rearing of pigs and poultry.
- Energy policy of the United Kingdom
- Energy use and conservation in the United Kingdom
- Renewables Obligation
- United Kingdom Climate Change Programme
- DEFRA - Climate Change Levy
- DEFRA - Pollution Prevention and Control
- The Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (Statutory Instrument 2000 No.1973)
- The Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2001