28 Sep '15, 4pm

Treasury's consultation on business #EnergyEfficiency policy: here's @UKGBC's response

The UK Green Building Council has responded to a consultation published today by the Treasury aimed at simplifying the energy efficiency policy landscape for businesses. In ‘Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape’ , the Treasury proposes to create a system where a single business or organisation faces one tax and one reporting scheme, and in doing so abolish the CRC (Carbon Reduction Commitment), the scheme in which large energy users in the public and private sectors are required to buy allowances for every tonne of carbon they emit. The policy landscape has been criticised by a number of organisations over its complexity and for diverting resources away from on the ground delivery of energy efficiency improvements. Richard Griffiths, Senior Policy Advisor at the UK Green Building Council , said: “Moving to a position where organisations are faced with jus...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/press-centre/press-releases/uk-gbc-r...

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