Expanding the ETS to the energy from waste and waste incineration

Closes 2 Aug 2024

Opened 23 May 2024


We have extended the consultation deadline by 2 weeks to allow for further engagement with stakeholders after the election. It will now close on 2 August 2024.

The UK ETS Authority is seeking input on proposals for expanding the UK ETS to the waste sector.

We have previously announced our intention to expand the scope of the UK ETS to waste incineration facilities. This consultation seeks views on our proposals to inform implementation details. In particular, it proposes options and/or seeks views on:

  • The scope of the scheme, including which activities are covered, thresholds for inclusion and exemptions,
  • Participating in the scheme, including requirements for operators, monitoring, reporting and verification, and guidance,
  • Impacts of the scheme and risks, including diversion of waste to landfill and waste export, decarbonisation pathways for customers, cost pass through to customers and equality considerations,
  • How to adjust the UK ETS cap for waste, and
  • How the UK ETS could potentially incentivise investment in heat networks.

Read the consultation document and analytical annex on GOV.UK.

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