UK ETS Consultation – Inclusion of Waste Incineration Facilities

UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS)

In 2023, the UK ETS Authority confirmed that waste incineration facilities (energy from waste and waste incineration) will join the UK ETS scheme in 2028. For full details, please click here. The purpose of the consultation now released on 23rd May 2024 is to provide more detail and consult on the implementation of how waste […]

UK ETS Allocation Period – Changing the Application Window

UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS)

As the first UK ETS allocation period draws to a close, the free allocation and opt-out application window for the next UK ETS allocation period (2026-2030) is set to open. Following a consultation over the winter, the application window has been delayed and will now open 1st April 2025 – 30th June 2025. Ahead of […]

Monitoring and Reporting Biomass in Installations: An Update

Rebecca Team

The UK ETS Authority has recently outlined the specific evidence that operators are required to provide in order for them to report bioliquids as zero emissions. While the use of bioliquids is an effective way of reducing an installations greenhouse gas emissions, the bioliquid must meet the relevant sustainability criteria for the installation to apply […]

UK ETS Authority Civil Penalties Consultation

Rebecca Team

A UK ETS Authority Civil Penalties consultation has recently been published, which is seeking views on amendments to existing civil penalties within the scheme. Here is a summary of the proposals that are being made.   1) UK ETS Authority Civil Penalties – Amendment to Article 57 civil penalty. At present there are three penalties […]

UK Emissions Trading Scheme: Free Allocation Review Consultation

Rebecca Team

The UK Emissions Trading Scheme Free Allocation Review Consultation closes on 11th March 2024. Click here for a response form on the GOV.UK consultation page: This consultation focuses on reducing the risk of carbon leakage by adapting the UK ETS Authority’s approach to free allocation and tailoring it to the UK context. The current approach […]

ESOS Phase 3 – Latest Update

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme ESOS Phase 3

The legislation for ESOS Phase 3 compliance has been finalised and a newsletter has been issued confirming the changes. Below we have summarised the changes shared in the newsletter for ESOS Phase 3. Key Dates: 5th June 2024 – compliance deadline for Phase 3 reporting (previously 5th December 2023). 5th December 2024 – submission of […]

Developing the UK ETS Guidance: Carbon Market Experts

UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS)

The Swan Energy team has produced a guidance document to summarise the updates shared in: Developing the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) – Main Response.    We are sharing key points for different audiences and this update is for Carbon Market Experts. 1 – Unallocated Free Allowances and Flexible Share The Authority has decided […]

UK ETS Scheme Guidance Update

Rebecca Team

The Swan Energy team has produced a guidance document to summarise the updates shared in: Developing the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) – Main Response. We are sharing key points for different groups and industries.   This update is for Hospitals and Small Emitters, Biomass, and Waste Incinerators and Energy from Waste Plants.  1 – Hospitals […]

Developing the UK ETS Guidance: Summary for Electricity Generators

Rebecca Team

The Swan Energy team has produced a guidance document to summarise the updates shared in: Developing the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) – Main Response. Over the coming weeks we will share key points for different audiences. This update is a summary for Electricity Generators. 1 – Reviewing the Electricity Generator Definition The Authority will […]

Developing the UK ETS Guidance: Participants who receive Free Allocation

UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS)

The Swan Energy team has produced a guidance document to summarise the updates shared in: Developing the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) – Main Response.    Over the coming weeks we will share key points for different audiences about the UK ETS Guidance. This update is for UK ETS Participants who receive free allocation. […]