UK Government supports climate change action in developing countries
The UK will stand as a key ally with developing countries in their efforts to cut emissions.Read more
Climate Change Agreements scheme delivers reduction in emissions of 6.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent during 2019 and 2020.
A new report on an energy efficiency reward scheme shows how businesses across multiple industrial sectors are cutting energy usage in order to fight climate change.
The Climate Change Agreements (CCA) scheme, which offers tax benefits to firms which agree to energy efficiency targets, saw a collective reduction in emissions of 6.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent during 2019 and 2020.
This equates to an overall emissions reduction of 13.3% across a total of 8,705 facilities signed up to the scheme, which is administered by the Environment Agency on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The EA’s latest biennial report, published online, also shows that, between 2013 and 2020, the CCA scheme has seen total emissions savings of 23.8 million tonnes of CO₂ equivalent.
Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, said:
The CCA scheme is encouraging businesses to find ways to reduce their energy usage and consequently their carbon emissions. Innovation is key, and the Environment Agency is here to support that through progressive regulation.
We are already seeing the effects of climate change in the UK, so it is vital that businesses face up to the challenge of adapting to a different climate, thinking about energy use as well as the use of natural resources, such as water, which will become more scarce in the future.
Business and Energy Minister, Lord Callanan, said:
Industry has a critical role to play in helping the UK meet its net zero target by 2050 and today’s report shows the immense progress being made to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions across UK sectors.
With the recent extension made to the Climate Change Agreements (CCA) scheme to support business to decarbonise while remaining competitive, we expect to see results like these continue – as the UK business community demonstrates how both green and growth go hand in hand.
The CCA scheme encourages industry-wide energy reduction, with associated reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, to help the UK’s drive to become net zero by 2050.
Energy efficiency improvement targets within the CCA scheme are agreed between Government and sector associations.
Participating operators that meet their energy efficiency targets receive an agreed reduction in the Climate Change Levy, a tax that is applied to commercial electricity, gas, and solid fuel bills.
During the 2019-20 reporting period, the operators of 1,510 (47.4%) agreements, covering 3,110 facilities, met or exceeded their improvement targets. Operators who failed to meet their targets used any banked emissions savings from previous target periods, and paid a buy-out fee for each outstanding tonne of emissions above the target.
The UK will stand as a key ally with developing countries in their efforts to cut emissions.Read more
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August 2022 Woodland Carbon Update, including more information about the changes to additionality rules, and future trends in the market.Read more
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The Forestry & Climate Change Working Group with CarbonStore The Forestry Climate Change Working Group (FCCWG) present this Workshop Webinar; a free online workshop for forestry practitioners exploring the importance of carbon in a climate emergency. As a result of the UK’s commitment to becoming a Net Zero economy by 2050, carbon sequestration is likely […]Read more
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Head of CarbonStore David McCulloch joined Tilhill for this informative webinar entitled ‘Creating Woodlands for Cash, Carbon & Conservation’ – Scotland which included three onsite interviews. David answered all carbon related questions from landowners, farmers and industry professionals. Watch the full recording covering: The landowner’s objectives Evaluating the land and farm potential How agriculture can […]Read more
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This webinar outlines the fundamental principles of nature-based solutions, focusing particularly on woodland creation and peatland restoration.Read more
Listen to CLA’s podcast supported by Tilhill. ‘David Attenborough’s recent Netflix documentary did an incredible job making the case that the key to solving climate change is right in front of us: nature. Nature is our biggest ally, inspiration and the best, most cost-effective, shovel-ready technology we have to tackle the climate crisis.’ In this podcast we focus on […]Read more
A new Climate Change Champion prize has been added to Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards as the ‘Tree Oscars’ return in 2021. The Climate Change Champion Award, sponsored by CarbonStore, will be chosen by judges from entries to all 2021 Awards categories. All entries can identify and highlight what their project will contribute to tackling climate […]Read more
Webinar: Crafting Nature-Based Solutions for Your Business January 28th 10am What are nature-based solutions? How can they help your organisation? How do they work, in practice? CarbonStore is well equipped to explain. Through Tilhill, we have 70 years’ experience in planting trees and restoring peatlands. Please join us for our free webinar discussing these issues […]Read more
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CarbonStore, a company providing an open and transparent platform for companies and landowners to buy and sell Woodland Carbon Units is delighted to share this free public webinar dedicated to farmers, landowners and companies. The online event on November 3rd 2020 introduced CarbonStore and outlined the Woodland Carbon Code. The webinar attracted over 240 guests […]Read more
CarbonStore is delighted to share this free public webinar dedicated to farmers, landowners and companies.Read more
CarbonStore is delighted to be announcing a free public webinar dedicated to farmers, landowners and companies.Read more
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We market our carbon-related woodland schemes fairly and openly and we charge only a minor commission for arranging the transactions between landowners and companies.Read more
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Green Alliance policy insight dated in April 2020 into nature based carbon offsetting by airlines.Read more
The launch of CarbonStore provides sorely needed improvements to the services offered to both landowners and companies in the woodland carbon market.Read more
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