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The UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) replaced the UK's participation in the EU ETS on 1 January 2021. The UK ETS closely follows the EU ETS and is an integral part of the UK governments plan of achieving it's net zero target ambitions. 

The UK ETS applies to energy intensive industries, the power generation sector and aviation. It covers activities involving combustion of fuels in installations with a total rated thermal input exceeding 20MW.

There are a number of exemptions to the scheme:

  • exceptions for the incineration of hazardous or municipal waste

  • a small emitter and hospital opt-out for installations with emissions lower than 25,000 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) and a net-rated thermal capacity below 35MW

  • Ultra-small emitter exemption for installations with emissions lower than 2,500t carbon dioxide for trading.

LCE has an in depth understanding of UK ETS, we can ensure clients are fully compliant including management of data, legal compliance service and maintaining evidence packs and managing any reporting obligations.

If the UK ETS applies to you or you think it might then get in touch to find out more and how we can assist. Our service saves you time and gives you the assurance that the requirements of the scheme are being met. 


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