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The UK Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Authority has published a consultation on expanding the UK ETS to include the energy from waste and waste incineration sectors.

How to respond

Consultation ends:
18 July 2024
Consultation launched:

Consultation description

It covers how the UK ETS will expand to include fossil CO2 emissions from energy from waste and waste incineration from 2028 and includes proposals on: 

  • scope, inclusion thresholds and exemptions
  • adjustment of the UK ETS cap
  • participation in the UK ETS (MRV and regulatory requirements) 
  • impacts of the scheme and reducing adverse risks 
  • UK ETS and heat networks

Additional information

This consultation is not limited to particular stakeholders; any organisation or individual is welcome to respond. 

This consultation relates to proposals regarding the UK ETS, which operates across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This is a joint consultation, published by the Welsh Government, UK Government, Scottish Government, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for Northern Ireland.

This consultation is being held on GOV.UK