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Editor: David Keighley
12th November 2015

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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