BEIS guidance on reducing carbon emissions after Brexit

Pledges the government will continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and intends to continue monitoring, reporting and verification arrangements on emissions, but that the UK will be excluded from participating in the EU’s emissions trading scheme

Document title: Meeting climate change requirements if there’s no Brexit deal

Summary: Pledges the government will continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and intends to continue monitoring, reporting and verification arrangements on emissions, but that the UK will be excluded from participating in the EU’s emissions trading scheme. Notes there will be no requirement for for It will not have guaranteed access to the Consolidated System of European Registries, including registry for emissions trading, disrupting the UK’s ability to provide ‘routine and essential administrative support to account holders’. Would replace emissions trading scheme with a carbon price of £16 per tonne of CO2 across the UK, including Northern Ireland. The licensing regime for carbon capture and geological storage would no longer apply, requiring the UK government and devolved administrations to modify licensing regulations. Updated to confirm start date of the carbon emissions tax as 4 November 2019; and to update the information on the Kyoto Protocol National Registry.

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