Single-use plastic: banning the supply of commonly littered single-use plastic items

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on banning the supply of single-use plastic plates, cutlery, balloon sticks, and expanded and extruded polystyrene cups and food and beverage containers in England. We are particularly seeking views on the potential environmental impacts of substitute items, additional costs or constraints to business resulting from a … Read more

Combined heat and power: pathway to decarbonisation

The Government Is seeking to build on the information received from the call for evidence held in 2020 and capture views to inform policy development for a future pathway to decarbonisation by requesting feedback from all CHP stakeholders to shape the future approach. 

Green Heat Network Fund: proposals for the scheme design

We are seeking views on how we should design the proposed Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) scheme. The GHNF is a capital grant funding programme which is intended to help new and existing heat networks to move to low and zero carbon technologies. Its objectives are to: achieve carbon savings and decreases in carbon intensity of heat … Read more

Enabling a high renewable, net zero electricity system: call for evidence

The government is seeking views on how the industry is approaching the financing and deployment of renewable technologies, and how this may change in the future. Responses will be used to explore options to evolve the current Contracts for Difference mechanism for future allocation rounds.  They are calling for evidence on how our policies can … Read more

Draft Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations 2021

We are consulting on the draft Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information Regulations 2021.  This consultation sets out the government’s intentions to: update ecodesign requirements for electric motors, household washing machines/washer-dryers, household dishwashers, household refrigeration and electronic displays introduce ecodesign requirements for welding equipment and commercial refrigeration introduce energy labelling requirements for commercial refrigeration … Read more

Packaging and packaging waste: introducing Extended Producer Responsibility

We want to know what you think about our plans to introduce an Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for packaging. This will mean that packaging producers will pay the full cost of managing packaging once it becomes waste. This will encourage producers to use less packaging and use more recyclable materials, reducing the amount of hard … Read more

Appropriate measures for permitted facilities that take chemical waste

Appropriate measures for permitted facilities that take chemical waste for treatment or transfer are set out in technical guidance note EPR 5.06: recovery and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. The proposed guidance, which was being consulted on, will replace this guidance note and will be available as web guidance on the website. The guidance … Read more

Climate Change Agreements scheme extension and reforms for any future scheme

The consultation sets out the Government’s proposals for how this extension would be implemented and gathered feedback on: Extending the current climate change agreements (CCA) scheme by 2 years, through: the addition of a new Target Period, from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022 extending certification for reduced rates of CCL for participants meeting obligations under … Read more