On 25 January 2011 the Department for Energy and Climate Change (“DECC”) published five discussion papers on how the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (“CRC”) could be simplified.
The government has specifically expressed that these papers do not set out government policy. Rather, they indicate the areas of the CRC that the government considers a priority for simplification and have been issued to generate informal discussion between the government and participants. The papers set out a variety of options but make it clear that these are not exhaustive, and that feedback on other options and ideas is also welcomed.
Ideas for simplification that arise from these discussions papers will help inform further amendments to the CRC. However, any formal legislative proposals will be the subject of public consultation, with the intention that any changes will come into force before registration for phase 2 begins in April 2013.