Jun 25 2024, 14:00 - 15:30



REA response to the UK ETS Waste Expansion consultation

Join our online member meeting to discuss and inform the REA’s response to the UK Emissions Trading Scheme scope expansion: waste and included call for evidence on heat networks, which closes on 18th July 2024.

After a short introduction, we will work through the consultation questions, sharing the REA’s position and asking for member feedback to incorporate into our response.

About the consultation

Regulated activities for incorporation into the UK ETS are the incineration and combustion of waste and other energy recovery from waste, Advanced Thermal Treatment (ATT), Advanced Conversion Technology, and waste-to-fuel activities such as Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production. This consultation also includes a broader call for evidence on how the ETS can be used to incentivise heat networks.

As previously indicated by government, the consultation provides more detail and consults on the implementation of how waste incineration and energy from waste will be included in the scheme from 2026 for the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) only period, with full surrender obligations from 2028.

The consultation covers proposals relating to:
• Scope and coverage (technologies, exemptions, inclusion thresholds)
• Adjusting the UK ETS cap for waste
• Participating in the scheme (MRV, operator requirements)
• Impacts of the scheme and reducing adverse risks (landfill and waste export, cost pass through)
• Incentivising heat networks call for evidence