Country:United Kingdom
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2001
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Taxes, Voluntary Approaches
Policy Target:Industry
Agency:Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) were introduced in 2001 to allow energy-intensive business users to receive a 65% discount from the Climate Change Levy, in return for meeting energy efficiency or carbon saving targets. CCAs have delivered substantial carbon savings. The first agreements took effect on 1 April 2001 and ran until 31 March 2013. A new phase began in April 2013 and will run to 2023 with the discount raised to 90% for electricity. A total of 53 industrial sectors across more than 9 000 sites have signed up to targets. Targets apply to participating sectors from 2013 to 2020, with the scheme running until 2023.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Industry, Complementary policies to support industrial energy efficiency
Related policies:Climate Change Levy

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