UK ETS Consultation – Inclusion of Greenhouse Gas Removals

UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS)

In 2023 the UK ETS Authority confirmed their intention to include engineered Greenhouse Gas Removals (GGRs) in the UK ETS in the belief that it would provide an appropriate long-term market for both nature based and engineered GGRs. For details of the UK ETS Authorities response in 2023, see click here. The latest consultation, released […]

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 […]

UK Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: Have your say.

UK Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

On the 21st of March 2024, HM Revenue and Customs and the HM Treasury published the consultation ‘Introduction of a UK Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism from January 2027’. The purpose of the consultation is to seek views on the proposed design, structure and administration of the UK Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism.   Background In December […]

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 […]

Understanding the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism


The European Union’s (EU) Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) has emerged as a pivotal tool in the EU’s efforts to combat climate change. This article summarises what the CBAM is, its purpose, who it applies to, how it shall be introduced, its link to other EU legislation and the possibility of a CBAM being implemented throughout […]

UK ETS Authority – Long-term pathway for UK ETS published


The UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) Authority has published a long-term pathway for the UK ETS, as recommended by an Independent Review of Net Zero. The scheme will encourage investment in decarbonisation by providing businesses with certainty.   Long term Commitment The legislation underpinning the scheme has been extended to (at least) 2050, when […]

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 […]

Recalculating 2021 allocation post COVID.

UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS)

A deadline of 31 January 2024 has been set for operators to apply to recalculate their 2021 allocation if the effects of the COVID pandemic meant that the 2019 to 2020 change in their Activity Level in a particular sub installation was greater than 15% larger than the change in their reportable emissions attributable to […]