Country:United Kingdom
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2004
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief
Policy Target:
Agency:Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
Legal References:Combined Heat and Power Strategy to 2010

Defra published the government's Strategy for Combined Heat and Power to 2010 in April 2004. The Strategy incorporated the full range of support measures to support the growth of CHP capacity needed to meet our CHP target, and laid the foundation for long-term growth in CHP. Key measures in the strategy - many of which had already been announced or implemented - included complete exemption for good quality CHP from the government's Climate Change Levy, worth GBP 15 million per year, rising to GBP 25 million by 2010. Other measures in the strategy included climate change agreements with energy-intensive industry sectors that encourage the use of CHP; business rates exemption for CHP power generation plant and machinery; changes to the licensing regime intended to benefit smaller generators; and a reduction in tax on certain grant-funded domestic micro-CHP installations. It Is not a current statement of government policy.

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