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24 Feb 2010 03:02:26

Standard emissions reporting scheme needed, says CBI

Standard emissions reporting scheme needed, says CBI
A business industry body criticised the government for confusing companies with several different carbon emissions reporting procedures.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said that the number of schemes, voluntary and compulsory, meant that companies were burdened with additional costs from compliance, according to Business Green.

Critics at the sustainability event held by the CBI yesterday argued that the government's two mandatory schemes  - the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and the UK's Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) – overlapped, despite the initiatives being ostensibly designed for energy-intensive manufacturers and large scale public buildings, respectively.

In addition, officials in different government standards had varying standards, leaving some businesses having to change and shape data several times over.

Concerns were expressed that the government's proposals to make emissions reporting mandatory by 2012 would only add to the regulatory burden, rather than standardising procedures.

A report from the CBI last December called on the government to simplify reporting ahead of any  future plans for linking the EU ETS to other national emissions schemes.



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