consultations

24th July 2019

Consultation on changes to Capacity Market rules

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is consulting on proposals for making changes to the Capacity Market Rules in order to comply with new EU carbon dioxide emissions limits. Consultation closes 6th September. The proposed changes are intended to ensure existing capacity or DSR components that do not comply with the limits (such as coal, diesel, and possibly some inefficient gas generation) cannot receive capacity payments from the date of 1st July 2025. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/capacity-market-carbon-dioxide-emissions-limits

12th July 2019

DoT consults on ways to reduce air pollution from shipping

The Department of Transport is seeking to better understand maritime sector emissions and establish if government can do more to address this air pollution. Consultation closes 11th January 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/domestic-shipping-air-pollution-call-for-evidence

2nd July 2019

MCA consultation on guidance changes

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency are consulting on updated guidance on the application of the merchant shipping and fishing vessels (provision and use of work equipment) (PUWER) regulations 2006 and the merchant shipping and fishing vessels (lifting operations and lifting equipment) (LOLER) regulations 2006, to fishing vessels.  Consultation closes 26th August. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-the-fishing-vessel-work-equipment-and-lifting-equipment-guidance