The Government has been sent yet another warning over changes
to its energy and environmental policies. This time it's
over changes to the Climate Change Levy (CCL) and the effects
on both the renewables sector and the environment.
Consultation over ending the exemption from the CCL for 100
per cent renewable energy supplied to business customers closed
on October 31. Energy consultancy Carbon 2018 describes the move
as "inexplicable", saying that while the move might
raise £450m a year for the Treasury, damage to the sale
of renewables has been immediate and wide-reaching.
"Unless a business has a robust environmental policy in
place, those that would invariably have been persuaded to be
supplied with 'cost neutral' renewable energy are
no longer willing or able to pay the uplifted cost which will
have a long term detrimental effect on the fuel mix, the environment
and the Government's longer term objectives," said
the company's Director of Compliance, Melanie Kendall-Reid.
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