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The UK remains a member of the EU until the Brexit negotiations have finished, provisions under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty expire or are extended, and any transitional arrangements cease to exist. In addition to requirements under the EU Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and EU...
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    The Carbon Plan outlines scenarios to meet the UK 5-year carbon budgets up to 2027.

    UK Carbon Budget

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    By 2050, reduce economy wide GHG emissions by at least 80% compared to a 1990 levels.

    2008 Climate Change Act

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    By 2017, at least 31% economy wide reduction in GHG emissions compared to 1990 levels, based on a 5-year carbon budget.

    2013-2017 UK Carbon Budget

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    By 2022, at least 37% economy wide reduction in GHG emissions compared to 1990 levels, based on a 5-year carbon budget.

    2018-2022 UK Carbon Budget

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    By 2027, at least 51% economy wide reduction in GHG emissions compared to 1990 levels, based on a 5-year carbon budget.

    2023-2027 UK Carbon Budget

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    By 2032, at least 57% economy wide reduction in GHG emissions compared to 1990 levels, based on a 5-year carbon budget.

    2028-2032 UK Carbon Budget

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    The UK currently implements the EU ETS with an additional floor price. Recommendations have been made by the Committee on Climate Change that the EU ETS should at least be mirrored under UK laws or that UK should remain in the EU ETS.

    Committee on Climate Change October 2016 Briefing Note

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    Recommendations have been made for the UK government to introduce more sustainable and efficient policies for the food and farming industry.

    United Kingdom exit from and new partnership with the European Union White Paper

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    The UK currently implements the vehicle fuel efficiency standards of the EU. Recommendations have been made by the Committee on Climate Change that new vehicle fuel efficiency standards of the EU should at least be mirrored under UK laws or that UK should remain in the EU Schemes.

    Committee on Climate Change October 2016 Briefing Note

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    Implementation of domestic grants for ultra-low emission vehicles including:

    • Vehicles which emit less than 50g of CO2/km and can travel at least 112 km without any CO2 emissions receive 35% of the purchase price up to a maximum of GBP4,500.
    • Vehicles which emit less than 50g of CO2/km and can travel at least 16 km without any CO2 emissions receive 35% of the purchase price up to a maximum of GBP2,500.
    • Vehicles which emit between 50g and 75g of CO2/km and can travel at least 32 km without any CO2 receive 35% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of GBP2,500.
    • Motorcycles with no CO2 emissions and can travel at least 50km between changes will receive 20% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of GBP1,500.
    • Vans which emit 75g or less of CO2/km and can travel at least 16km without any CO2 emissions receive 20% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of GBP8,000.
    Low-emission vehicle plug-in grants

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    Electric vehicles are exempt from the fuel benefit charge as electricity is not a fuel.

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    New and unused cars which are electric or meet a CO2 emission threshold qualify as deductions from taxable business income in the first tax year after purchase.

    Capital Allowances

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    Requirement on transportation fuel suppliers to ensure that a set percentage of their sales are from renewable sources, as well as for the suppliers to report on carbon savings and sustainable production of biofuels supplied.

    2008 Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

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    By 2020, 15% of energy consumption in the UK to be from renewable sources.

    EU 2009 Renewable Energy Directive and the UK National Renewable Energy Action Plan

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    The UK currently implements the energy efficiency targets and policies of the EU. Recommendations have been made by the Committee on Climate Change that product efficiency standards and labeling requirements of the EU should at least be mirrored under UK laws or that UK should remain in the EU schemes.

    Committee on Climate Change October 2016 Briefing Note

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    Funding biomass-fueled heat, and Combined Heat and Power projects in the industrial, commercial and community sectors, promoting the efficient use and deployment of biomass for energy.

    The Bio-energy Capital Grants Scheme

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    The UK currently implements the requirements with respect to F-gases of the EU. Recommendations have been made by the Committee on Climate Change that F-gas Regulations of the EU should at least be mirrored under UK laws or that UK should remain in the EU schemes.

    Committee on Climate Change October 2016 Briefing Note

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