Amendments to UK greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme and national emissions inventory regulations – Consultation Response


Proposed amendments to the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme regulations (Consultation URN 13D/198), along with early-2013 legislation already passed but yet to be translated into new guidance by the Environment Agency, will endanger the integrity of the ETS scheme in the UK, primarily by making fines ‘discretionary’ and removing criminal penalties. In this response, Sandbag calls for the €100tCO2 mandatory penalties to be reinstated. Read more in the blog here: Polluters to avoid paying for carbon emissions in government’s ‘bonfire of regulation’


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September 3, 2013