When is a greenhouse gas permit required under Phase III EU ETS? [Archived]

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • When is a greenhouse gas permit required under Phase III EU ETS? [Archived]
  • Brexit
  • The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)
  • The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012, SI 2012/3038 (GGETSR 2012)
  • When is a greenhouse gas permit required under Phase III EU ETS?
  • Exclusions
  • Hazardous or municipal waste
  • Biomass
  • Hospitals and small emitters
  • Aviation
  • More...

When is a greenhouse gas permit required under Phase III EU ETS? [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

Brexit

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements came to an end and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime.

The UK ceased participation in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) at the end of the implementation period. The UK has set up its own UK emissions trading scheme (UK ETS) and requirements on UK ETS participants took effect on 1 January 2021, the beginning of the UK ETS’s first trading period.

Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK remained in the EU ETS during the transition period and operators therefore had to comply with obligations relating to the 2020 scheme year, which ended on 30 April 2021.

For more information on obligations relating to compliance with the EU ETS during the transition period and on the UK ETS, see Practice Note: Brexit—emissions trading and carbon pricing.

For further information on the impact of Brexit on environmental law, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

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