CRC - still?
'the CRC, a mandatory scheme aimed at improving energy efficiency and cutting emissions in large public and private sector organisations not caught by the EU ETS.'
As ETS affects electricity generation and the CRC affects energy users that's an interesting distinction. Overlap is 100% as all downstream users are affected by the additional upstream costs of ETS. You also pay the CCL as well. So that's three regulations all supposed to be doing the same thing and 'non-intensive' users get caught by all three. Pick one - fix it.
Bizarre that such a known poor piece of legislation is still only up for 'improvement' - this is the one that penalizes growing companies like those that sell energy efficient services! It was under review even before it was implemented.
Oh of course it's said best with poetry:
'David Porter, chief executive of industry body Energy UK, welcomed the changes to "a number of overly complex regulations", but stressed that the review should form part of an ongoing process.'
Just maybe a decent better regulation team with teeth would be able to ensure they didn't get passed in the first place? How about automatic sunset clauses for regulations that turn out to have exceeded the regulatory impact in the regulatory impact assessment or not met their objectives?