Major energy users welcome CRC changes

“The simpler and less bureaucratic it can be, the better.” These were the words of the head of the Energy Intensive Users Group, who welcomed the proposed changes to the […]

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By Tom Gibson

“The simpler and less bureaucratic it can be, the better.” These were the words of the head of the Energy Intensive Users Group, who welcomed the proposed changes to the Carbon Reduction Scheme announced by Government today.

Jeremy Nicholson, the group’s director commended the Department of Energy and Climate Change for bringing in the proposals: “We welcome it, but it can still be quite a headache. The policy was completely flawed, but in fairness to DECC, there has been a change in government and they have taken the opportunity to simplify it. Credit is due for recognizing it and doing something about it.”

DECC announced simplification of the CRC scheme today, which will aim to reduce the difficulties a large proportion of the sector have voiced.

However Mr Nicholson said it was a minor victory for business: “This is just one element; the concern is the cumalative burden which is a combination of taxes.”

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