consultations

18th November 2016

DEFRA consultation reducing emissions from medium sized plant

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is consulting on reducing emissions from medium combustion plants and generators to improve air quality. Consultation closes 8th February 2017.  https://consult.defra.gov.uk/airquality/medium-combustion-plant-and-controls-on-generators/

This consultation seeks views on draft plans to implement the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) and emission controls on generators in order to improve air quality.

The MCPD is a new Directive which introduces cost effective emission controls on new plants from December 2018 and existing plants in 2025 and 2030, depending on size. The Directive must be transposed into UK law by December 2017. DEFRA are particularly interest to hear operators opinions for aspects wherethere are choices around implementation.

16th November 2016

DEFRA consulting on water supply and sewerage licensing (WSSL)

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is consulting on the appeals process allowing water companies to challenge Ofwat’s decision to revise certain codes that regulate the retail market. Consultation closes 12th December. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/water/consultation-on-code-appeals-for-the-water-supply/

9th November 2016

Additional consultations on aspects of CFD

BEIS is seeking information on fuelled technologies and geothermal in the CFD. Consultation closes on 20th December. This will help us better understand how these technologies work in the context of the CFD and assess whether any detailed policy proposals are needed. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/call-for-evidence-on-fuelled-and-geothermal-technologies-in-the-contracts-for-difference-scheme .

BEIS is consulting on its position that non-mainland GB onshore wind projects should not be classified as a separate technology nor allowed access to Pot 2 (less established technologies), but should continue to be treated as onshore wind. Consultation closes 31st January 2017. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-treatment-of-non-mainland-gb-onshore-wind-projects

BEIS is consulting on approaches to put into effect the closure of unabated coal power stations by 2025. Consultation closes 1st February 2017. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/coal-generation-in-great-britain-the-pathway-to-a-low-carbon-future