Happy Birthday, CCL!

Posted on 5th April 2021

Climate Change Levy (CCL) was introduced in 2001 under the Finance Act 2001 for non-domestic organisations. It is one of the longest running energy based policies to date. CCL was initially offset by a reduction in National Insurance contributions for businesses and was launched to encourage them to operate in a more environmentally friendly way. The levy is applied to electricity, gas, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and solid fuels. However, exemptions for supplies from certain energy sources apply.

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Will Universities Reach Their 2020 Carbon Reduction Targets?

Posted on 27th October 2016

The latest Bite Green Higher Education Report has identified that UK universities are struggling to reach the collective 2020 carbon reduction pledges. The initial target to lower emissions was set by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, at a reduction of 43% by 2020 – this was established from a 2005 baseline to help meet the UK’s commitments set out within the Climate Change Act.

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