The EU Emissions Trading Scheme Will Enter Phase 3 In 2013

In 2009 there was a further development in the EU emissions trading scheme when the commitment to phase 3 of the plan was taken up. Phase 3 will not start until 2013, but it was a key indication of the need for the plan, that in 2009 the global market recorded that over £70bn of Carbon had been traded. It showed great success from the Kyoto Protocol that carbon was being traded so successfully. So what is the next part of the carbon emissions trading scheme? What will change? We currently (between 2008 and 2012) have developed what was known as a national plan which limits or which caps the emissions from that member state (with regard to certain installations – the installations I am talking about are the biggies – the oil companies, the steel industry and all those types of areas).

EU Emission

The National Allocation plan has to be approved by the EU which is not always easily achieved. Once this has been done the cap get converted into allowances and the big companies are then told how much carbon they are allowed to emit. Obviously there is a huge amount of recording and administration involved in this process and an audit is carried out at the end when the installations have to say how much they have spent/used. This will change in phase 3 as the scheme will be designed at Euro level and not by each country and gradually the cap for each country will be reduced.

Let An Energy Consultant Check Your Business Gas Suppliers And Their Costs

So if you were thinking of reducing your business electricity and gas costs for your company, how would you go about doing that? Changing business gas suppliers is not always the easiest thing in the world to do. They say it is easy and stress free but the reality is never the same as what they say. And, how do you go about comparing business gas prices, is it as easy as simply googling it to find out? I would say that it would be easy enough to Google the price comparison websites and see what you come up with, but if you were to do a really big audit of your energy usage, then the energy consultants that you can hire, would be much better place to find the different prices for you.

Energy Consultant

Energy Consultant

They have so many people with a vast network of contacts all over the world, that asking them to find a cheaper price, as well as negotiate a better deal for you might be more what you need than simply switching your business gas supplier. I always think that if a job is worth doing then it is worth doing to the max, and that includes finding new and exciting ways to run your business in a more energy efficient way. Whether you are a small business or a conglomerate, you will need to pay special attention to your carbon footprint and reduce that and your business costs in one foul swoop! You might also consider Panasonic LED bulbs: http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Products/Lighting/Overview/The+Evolution+of+Light+-+Panasonic+LED/10963626/index.html

UK Prime Minister Cameron Renews Green Energy Pledge

As part of EU-wide action to increase the use of renewable energy, the UK is committed to generating 15% of energy from green sources by 2020. The UK Coalition Prime Minister David Cameron said the growth in renewables in the UK was not just good for the environment, but “good business” too business gas.

The Prime Minister stressed fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas – including shale gas – and carbon capture and storage were all going to have a role to play in the nation’s energy mix – as is nuclear. But he added: “I passionately believe the rapid growth of renewable energy is vital to our future.” In a move to reassure companies which have been hit by policy uncertainty – embodied by the cuts to solar subsidies for households – he promised: “When we have made a commitment to a project we will always honour it in full.”

 

The Prime Minister also  announced a new industry partnership to make the most of the North Sea’s renewable resources, such as offshore wind. And he announced £350m of new investment in UK renewables, representing 800 jobs, including a £300m biomass project by Helius Energy at the Port of Bristol.

The Prime Minister made the comments at an international clean energy summit in London that saw ministers gather from 23 countries around the globe. He was peaking specifically on the environment for the first time since pledging to lead “the greenest government ever”. He also said that the country needed cheaper energy because families were struggling with utility bills in the face of higher gas prices.

As one might expect, not everything in the garden is rosy. In Wales, where renewables have become a highly divisive issue amid concerns about their impact on scenery windfarm opponent Michael Williams said the technologies were viable only because they attracted massive subsidies, hence the large amount of windturbines for sale available.

But Llywelyn Rhys, deputy director of RenewableUK Cymru, which represents several hundred firms across the country, said green energy will get cheaper as the technology matures. Mr Rhys said he welcomed the Government’s support and sees the pay-outs to the sector as a premium for cleaner energy rather than a subsidy.

He said: “In the future, renewable energy will actually help to keep the price of our bills down because it will lessen our reliance on the need to import expensive gas from foreign parts. So by increasing the mix of energy and relying more on renewables, which after all means you don’t have to import the fuel or dig the ground, we’re not only doing good for the environment, but also the security of supply.”

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