Rolls-Royce, De Beers and Xerox hit with climate penalties

Some well-known businesses have been hit with penalties for non-compliance with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) and CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.

A total of 25 civil penalties, totalling almost £147,000, have been levied, according to an update from the Environment Agency that was issued earlier this week.

By far the largest was against car hire firm Sixt. It had failed to surrender sufficient EU ETS allowances for 2012 to cover its private jet, contrary to Regulation 26(1) of The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2010.

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